To help celebrate Carers Week here in the UK, we’re shining a light on a Social Tech Seed funded project Konnektis, which harnesses digital technology and the internet to enable integrated, personalised care for older people living in their own homes.
Mark Howells, Founder of Konnektis, shares their story…
In 2013 Nominet Trust received a grant application from Open Utility through the Social Tech, Social Change funding programme. Their vision - to build the world’s first peer-to-peer energy marketplace. This revolutionary online platform would enable individuals to buy energy directly from small-scale renewable energy producers, encouraging greater uptake of clean energy in the fight against pollution and climate change. more >
For all the buzz that surrounds the tech start-up scene it’s easy to forget that founding and growing a successful social tech business from scratch is incredibly challenging and labour-intensive. Simultaneously developing a sustainable business, building key partnerships and pitching to funders and investors is no mean feat. Add to that the challenge of creating a product or service that effectively addresses a pressing social challenge and it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
To mark Carers Week here in the UK, we at Nominet Trust would like to celebrate some of the projects we’ve supported which are working to improve life for carers. This year’s theme is “Building Carer Friendly Communities”, and these projects are all making different contributions towards that goal. more >
In case you missed it, yesterday was #floodhack. A very rapidly put together (planned on Friday!) hack to see what the technology community could do to support victims of the floods, hosted by Tech City UK at Google Campus and organised with the Cabinet Office. more >