The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards celebrate digital innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. They are open to any business, government or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental impact.
2017 was the inaugural year for the Impact Awards. They are sponsored by Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech funder.
The Impact Awards have 12 award categories under three broad themes – people, places and business. In our first year we received over 200 submissions, and our expert jury drew up a shortlist of three finalists for each of the 12 categories.
The winners were unveiled at a ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre on March 2, 2017. We also gave out a special ‘editor’s award’ recognising one person’s outstanding contribution to technology for good. Check out the 2017 awards in pictures.
Impact Awards 2017 – winners
Editor’s award: Dr Sue Black, Saving Bletchley Park/techmums
Full details of 2017’s winners, finalists and sponsors below.
At our Barbican awards event, we heard from entrepreneurs working to make a difference to people’s lives through their digital products and services, as well as from world-class speakers including Eden Project founder Sir Tim Smit, Co-operative Group digital chief Mike Bracken and the team behind BBC2’s Big Life Fix series.
The awards event brought together DigitalAgenda’s network of innovators working on projects for health, education, cities and more – along with investors, policymakers, academics and media. Our afternoon awards ceremony was followed by an evening networking reception.
The awards were co-hosted by Oli Barrett MBE and DigitalAgenda director Julian Blake.
What came next for our winners
As well as giving our winners bespoke laser-etched trophies, we wanted to make sure they were recognised across the year, with benefits including:
- An invite-only London reception for DigitalAgenda Network members, sponsors and judges
- A free stand for winners at TechXLR8/Project Kairos – the centrepiece show of London Tech Week 2017
- Discussions with the Big Society Capital-convened Social Impact Investment Group
- Online and event content across the year.
Impact Awards 2017 – content highlights
Impact Award winners announced
Be transparent, says Bracken
For-good founders open to big tech support
Smit: amazing time to be alive
Big Life Fix mends again
FabLab trophies make an impact
Tech ain’t all bad: here’s proof
Winning video interviews with Shivvy Jervis
Texthelp spells edtech success
Wayfindr’s vision for 285m sight impaired
Black fights good tech fight
Neighbourly’s community purpose
ClearlySo ATLAS and the impact effect
Squirrel’s money impact mission
Coutu leads founder impact quest
Babylon’s accessible health mission