Who can enter

 The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards are open to any UK-founded or operating organisation – whether in the business, non-profit or public sector – with a tech product or service that is looking to make the world a better place.

Award categories

Technologies that are transforming both teaching and learning, in schools, universities or online.

Employment & skills
Technology that is changing ways into work, and work itself, as well as initiatives that increase people’s skills and access to talent.

Technology that enhances healthcare knowledge and treatment, as well as people’s abilities to lead healthier and happier lives.

Sharing and communities
Digital initiatives that help people to share resources more effectively, or where collaboration enables greater community participation and an increased sense of shared purpose.


Digital initiatives that enhance places and spaces, making them better places to live, work and play.

Technologies that help organisations to manage and understand environmental change, helping them to create places that are more sustainable.

Sustainable living
Technologies that enable individuals to live more sustainably, by providing higher-quality, healthier food or reducing waste.

Products and services using smart technologies, including around travel, to make urban and rural living  easier, offering greater mobility and enabling people to connect more easily.


Business transformation
Products and projects that help business, government and non-profits to become more effective and happier, healthier places to work.

Social and economic transformation
Outward-facing initiatives from business, government and non-profits that look to make a positive impact on the the wider world.

Financial inclusion
Technologies that make it easier for people to save and spend, and that enhance access to and the quality of financial services.

The best in impact funding provided by investors and backers of all kinds, across all platforms and funding routes.

When to enter

The entry deadline is Monday December 18 at 11.59pm UK time.

Entry process

Entering the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards is free using the online application form. The awards are open for entries until the December 18 closing date.

Judging criteria

Entries will be judged against five criteria:

  • idea – the core proposition
  • product or service – the digital innovation on offer
  • team – the skills, experience and diversity of the people working on the project
  • scalability – how you plan to grow take-up and reach
  • impact – how you are making a positive change to the lives of individuals and society as a whole.

Entry text should not exceed 150 words for each of the five criteria.

  • Examples of positive social, environmental and/or economic change
  • Evidence and measurement of the project’s impact
  • Outstanding achievements
  • Project wins
  • Industry recognition
  • Future plans and projections
  • Details of growth in take-up of the product or service
  • Strength and diversity of the people working on the project
  • Testimonials from clients.

Entrants can attach any supporting documents, including pitch decks, or video presentations.

The judging panel may request additional information after the deadline should this be needed.

All nominations received before the deadline will be considered by our panel.

Details of all entries will be kept confidential and shared only with our judging panel.


Award winners will receive a hand-crafted trophy, along with guaranteed ongoing editorial coverage over the following year. Other benefits will be announced shortly.

Attendance at the awards

All shortlisted entrants are given one complimentary ticket to attend the awards afternoon when the winners will be announced. Additional tickets cost £49 + VAT each for the awards and networking, or £39.20 + VAT for our Network members.

Ticket sales are now open.


Julian Blake, Director, DigitalAgenda

Richard Brass, Head of wealth and asset management UK, Berenberg

Justin Cooke, Vice-chair, Unicef UK/Northzone

Gi Fernando, Founder, Freeformers

Priya Guha, Ecosystem general manager, RocketSpace

Vicki Hearn, Director, Nominet Trust

Christian Hernandez, Managing partner, White Star Capital

Matt Isaacs, Founding partner and chairman, Essence

Pete Trainor, Co-founder, US Ai

Jess Tyrrell, Client partner, ustwo.

Judging committee

Simon Davey – Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness

Ellie Hale – CAST

Andrew Huddart – UCL

Katz Kiely – Kiely & Co

Mike Mompi – ClearlySo

Kate Sandle – B Lab

Jess Stacey – Bethnal Green Ventures.


Terms and conditions of entry

Organisations/individuals/groups may be nominated for more than one category.

The judging panel reserves the right to consider an entry in a different to the one it is submitted into.

Entries received after the deadline may not be considered.

All entries must be submitted online using the online entry form.

Additional information may be requested after the deadline.

The judges’ decision is final.

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