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Nominet Trust launches fourth annual search for world’s most inspiring social tech – The 2016 NT100 is open for nominations!

Our global search for inspiring social tech innovation is now on.

Nominate yours today!

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Social Tech Seed project OpenUp Music perform with South West Open Youth Orchestra at Colston Hall for BBC Music Day

Annie Radl reflects on SWOYO’s (the UK’s only disabled-led regional youth orchestra) incredible performance using Open Musical Instruments as part of BBC Music Day.

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From developing life-saving heart rate monitors to gamified learning apps, our Social Tech Seed ventures share their learning

In our latest blog, we share key insights from six Social Tech Seed funded ventures to help other startups just starting out.


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Open Utility unveils the power of Piclo, Britain’s first online peer‐to‐peer marketplace for renewable energy, in new report

Findings from the trial have revealed that local markets are the future of a decentralised energy economy.



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Power to the people: Transforming the energy marketplace using the internet - Discover the Piclo platform from Open Utility

Daniel Robinson shares how Open Utility has created a revolutionary online platform enabling individuals to buy renewable energy directly from small-scale energy producers.

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Nominet Trust awards grant funding to eight tech for good ventures in the latest round of the Social Tech Seed programme

Discover the latest tech for good projects to be awarded with Social Tech Seed funding.


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No single path to digital learning

at Buckingham Palace The Duke of York and Nominet Trust launched iDEA – a new inspiring Digital Enterprise Award scheme that will support young people to gain the critical digital and entrepreneurial skills they need to set up and run their own business venture. - See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/news-events/news/inspiring-new-generation... 16th and 17th May three Nominet Trust funded projects showcased their ‘Powerful online tools’ at the UnLtd Living It festival. The festival held at Google Campus focused on sharing knowledge of social entrepreneurship. more >
Lord Jim Knight and Bill Liao will become new Trustees of the charity, while Charles Leadbeater will be stepping up from his position of Trustee to Chair of the Board.
- See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/news-events/news/nominet-trust-announces-new-members-to-its-board-trustees#sthash.sLv7mOF3.dpuf

The new computing curriculum alone won’t deliver necessary digital skills young people need. New State of the Art review by Julian Sefton-Green suggests parents, teachers and business leaders all have a role to play. more >


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Social Tech Seed

offers early-stage investment to entrepreneurs who are looking to develop new ventures using digital technology for social impact. - See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/our-investment-programmes-0#sthash.ip5r6GXC.dpuf

Social Tech Seed offers up to £50k in early-stage investment to projects harnessing the power of the internet and digital technologies to deliver social change. Applications for Social Tech Seed are now closed. more >

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As the UKs only dedicated Tech for Good funder, we bring together, invest in and support people who believe in the use of technology to transform the way we address social challenges. more >

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Nominet Trust Launches Fourth Annual Search for World’s Most Inspiring Social Tech . Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech funder, today launched the call for nominations for its fourth annual NT100 - a quest to find the 100 most inspiring social tech innovations from across the globe. more >