Impact Awards shortlist unveiled

Thirty-six tech projects, each created to improve lives and the world around us, have been named on the shortlist for the inaugural DigitalAgenda Impact Awards sponsored by Nominet Trust. Winners will be announced on March 2. Are you on the shortlist?

judges500Following much deliberation by our panel of judges (pictured), the shortlist for the 2017 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards has been announced. The winners across 12 categories will be named at our event at London’s Barbican Centre on March 2.

We received more than 200 entries for the awards – with an exceptionally high standard of entries across the board. The judges assessed entries using five criteria – idea, product, team, scalability and impact.


DigitalAgenda Impact Awards 2017 – shortlist
Awards sponsored by Nominet Trust



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 to improve people’s skills and access to talent.


Technology that is improving healthcare knowledge and treatment, as well as people’s ability to lead healthier and happier lives.


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



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


Technologies and services that help us manage and understand environmental change better, and that encourage greener living and ways of doing business.


Technologies and services that are changing how food is produced, distributed and consumed, that improve access to better food and reduce waste.


Initiatives that use connected physical devices at home and across towns and cities to make life easier and better for all of us.


Business transformation

Products and projects that make business, government or non-profits more effective and better, happier places to work.


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

Sharing & partnership

Digital initiatives that help us share our resources better, or where collaboration creates a product or service that improves people’s lives.

Social and economic transformation

Outward-facing initiatives from business, government and non-profits that are changing the wider world for the better.

Impact Awards – judges

Julian Blake – DigitalAgenda (chair of judges)
Mike Butcher MBE – TechCrunch
Simon Davey – Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness
Ed Evans – Nominet Trust
Ellie Hale – CAST
Andrew Huddart – Fast Forward London
Katz Kiely – Kiely & Co
Mike Mompi – ClearlySo
Kate Sandle – B Lab
Jess Stacey – Bethnal Green Ventures
Pete Trainor – Nexus CX
Jess Tyrrell – Ustwo.

Tickets for the March 2 event are on sale now.

An afternoon awards ceremony at the Barbican’s Frobisher Auditorium (3-6pm) brings together 250+ people from our network of innovators from health, education, cities and business, investors, policymakers, all the nominated companies, judges, sponsors and more.

On stage we have Co-op head of digital Mike Bracken, a showcase of Nominet Trust-backed innovators – and a team from the BBC’s Big Life Fix. More speakers to be announced.

All shortlisted companies receive one complimentary ticket for the event.

Buy tickets

If you’re interested in sponsoring our awards we have a few categories left to support. Sponsorship gives you places at the March 2 awards event, branding and ongoing engagement. We also offer a founder membership scheme that includes access to the awards event. Contact us to find out more.