London tech week looking good
London Tech Week happens from 11-17 June – and in this its fifth year organisers are celebrating tech ventures for good, through a new group of ‘change makers’ and events that highlight the social benefits that come through digital innovation. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
AI ‘can open up’ work opportunities
Artificial intelligence need not be a threat to future work, but should release people to do more useful and ‘human’ tasks, a future-gazing panel of employment and technology experts told a London audience this month. Julian Blake reports.
WeFarm leads Europas impact best
Peer-to-peer agri-tech venture WeFarm led the tech for good honours at last night’s Europas Awards in London, in a ceremony that saw several businesses working for social purpose recognised for their efforts. Impact tech is now firmly centre stage. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Plexal makes space for disabilities
Plexal, London’s newest technology hub, officially opened its doors this week, with a remit to support tech businesses and projects for public good, including smart cities and work with people living with disabilities. Leah Kuntz reports.
Khan boosts cleaner, smarter London
Innovation for public good was top of the agenda at the launch of London Tech Week today, as mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveiled initiatives for clean tech, smart cities and disabilities. It’s an emphasis on impact that many working for purpose over profit will welcome. (more…)