Nominet Trust Launches Search for World’s Best ‘Tech for Good’
On 30 July 2015, Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech funder, launched the call for nominations for its annual NT100 – a global celebration of the 100 most inspiring uses of technology for social good.
Now in its third year, the NT100 shines a spotlight on impressive people and organisations in the fast-growing social tech sector. It seeks to engage entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and the general public about ‘tech for good’ pioneers, and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.
Previous alumni include global giants Google, Kickstarter and Raspberry Pi, alongside smaller ventures tackling major issues including health, education, civic empowerment and the environment.
From today, people around the world are invited to nominate projects they would like to see recognised, by completing a short online form at socialtech.org.uk/nominate. Nominations will be open until 30 September.
The final 100 will be selected using a collaborative approach based upon public nominations and in-house research, with the final NT100 selected by a group of industry partners with expertise in the social and tech sectors. The NT100 2015 partners will be revealed in early September and this year’s NT100 will be published in December.
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