DigitalAgenda Impact Awards

Sponsored by Nominet Trust in association with Berenberg

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.

Here you can find out about sponsoring the awards, and attending the event.

The 2018 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards take place on Wednesday March 7 at east London’s iconic Oval Space. An afternoon awards ceremony will hear from our winners, alongside some brilliant guest speakers. There’s an evening reception straight after, giving winners a chance to celebrate, and all of our guests the opportunity to connect.

The 2018 awards are headline sponsored by Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech funder, in association with Berenberg, one of Europe’s longest-established and leading private banks. The awards are also suppported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ClearlySo, The Planet Mark, Sharemrkt and The People Who Share.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individual award categories and other elements of the awards event on March 7. See below for more details.

2017 was the inaugural year for the Impact Awards. Our winners across each of 12 categories, were unveiled at a ceremony in March at London’s Barbican Centre. Winners included Babylon Health, Founders4Schools and Pavegen. Find out more about the 2017 event, including our full list of winners.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Impact Awards on Wednesday March 7.

Impact Awards categories

The Impact Awards are grouped under three overall headings: people, places and business.

People theme

Education – 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.
Health – 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.

Places theme

Cities – digital initiatives that enhance places and spaces, making them better places to live, work and play.
Climate – 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.
Smart – 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 theme

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

Additional categories

People’s choice award – chosen by a public vote of the 36 finalists across our 12 themed categories.
Individual impact – outstanding contribution by an individual in helping to grow technology for good, through personal giving of time or money.

Impact Awards 2018 – sponsorship packages

Category sponsorship (14 categories in total) – each available at £2,000+VAT

  • Sponsorship of the chosen award category (your organisation name printed on the award trophy)
  • Thanked by the awards host on the day
  • Opportunity to present the award to the winner on the night
  • Opportunity to offer a complimentary gift to your category winner
  • Company branding to appear on the awards web pages
  • Company branding to appear in printed programme and signage
  • Two tickets to the awards event and after party
  • One year’s complimentary membership to the DigitalAgenda Network.

Drinks reception sponsorship – available at £2,500+VAT

  • Opportunity to put your banners and literature in the drinks reception area
  • Thanked by the awards host
  • Two-minute welcome at the drinks reception
  • Company branding to appear on awards web pages and in e-newsletters
  • Company branding to appear in printed programme menu/signage
  • Four tickets to the awards event and after party
  • Mentioned as the drinks sponsor in selected PR and social media
  • One year’s complimentary membership to the DigitalAgenda Network.

Name badge and lanyard sponsorship – available at £2,000+VAT

  • Thanked by the awards host
  • Company branding to appear exclusively on all guest name badges
  • Company branding to appear on awards web pages and in e-newsletters
  • Company branding to appear in printed programme menu/signage
  • Two tickets to the awards event and after party
  • Mentioned as the lanyard sponsor in selected PR and social media
  • One year’s complimentary membership to the DigitalAgenda Network.

Programme sponsorship – available at £2,000+VAT

  • Company branding to appear on the front and back page of the event printed programme
  • Company branding to appear on awards web pages and e-newsletters
  • Company branding to appear in event signage
  • Two tickets to the awards event and after party
  • Thanked by the awards host
  • Mentioned as the programme sponsor in selected PR and social media
  • One year’s complimentary membership to the DigitalAgenda Network.

Other Impact Awards sponsorship packages and opportunities are available. To discuss, please contact Hagit Amsterdam, business development manager on 07732 949089, email you know that you want to sponsor already, just complete the form now.

party5Join us at the 2018 Impact Awards event

Come along to London’s Oval Space on Wednesday March 7, 2018 for our afternoon awards event (3-7pm) and evening reception (7-9.30pm).

You’ll join senior-level entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, academics and many more with an interest in changing the world for the better through technology. You can expect a brilliant set of speakers and innovators on stage on the day. All food and drink is included.

Awards tickets

Individual combined ticket (awards ceremony and evening reception): £49

Network member ticket (ceremony and reception): £39.20
Awards supporter option (six ceremony/reception tickets, branding/logo plus 1-year Network membership discount): £349
DigitalAgenda Network members awards supporter option (six ceremony/reception tickets, branding/logo): £300.

Tickets are on sale for the Impact Awards now.

Awards sponsors receive awards and evening reception tickets as part of their sponsor packages. Shortlisted finalists receive one complimentary ticket for the event. If you want to discuss any of our ticket packages in more detail, contact Hagit Amsterdam, business development manager, by emailing

Entering the awards

Do you have a digital product or service that is looking to improve lives and the wider world? You should enter the Impact Awards. Entering is free and simple – just fill out the form. We’re open for entries across our 12 themed categories until December 18, 2017. Judging takes place in January 2018, with the finalists announced in the first week of February.

2017 Impact Awards – what they said

“The inaugural awards was a great success – slick, well managed, and with some really inspiring organisations taking part.’’
Euan Blair, WhiteHat

“We love what you have done.’’
Emma Cheshire, Dotforge

“I had a great evening and loved that there was so much time for the networking after, I made lots of great connections.’’

“It was fantastic and really interesting with lots of great content and people to meet and talk to. I loved it.’’
Francesca Woodhouse, Slanted Door Communications
Brilliant event, met some great people and was very well organised. ’’

“A very impressive event from DigitalAgenda: good people, interesting projects, great surroundings. Look forward to next year.’’
Damian Peachey, Addison Lee

“Absolutely brilliant – inspiring, connecting people together, showcasing excellence. We need more of this. Thank you for making this happen.’’
Simon Davey, Cass Centre for Charitable Effectiveness