Nominet Trust Launches Fourth Annual Search for World’s Most Inspiring Social Tech
London, UK, 30 June 2016: 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.
For the past three years, the NT100 has highlighted the world’s most remarkable examples of social innovation, where the internet and digital technology have been used to tackle critical social challenges. These projects are revolutionising healthcare and emergency response, transforming education, protecting the environment, and empowering communities. Previous alumni range from Google’s Project Loon increasing online access in remote communities and ZSL’s conservation tech, Instant Detect, to projects like Andiamo – a family start-up using 3D scanning and printing to produce children’s orthotics in just 48 hours, opposed to the standard 13 weeks! Since being featured in the 2015 NT100, many alumni have gone on to tackle emerging social challenges. Geocoding system What3Words, for example, is now helping to track the Zika virus in the US and Cholera in Tanzania.
Now in its fourth year, the UK’s largest tech for good campaign will focus on celebrating the organisations and people driving the use of digital technology to change the world for the better. Adopting a theme of ‘Everyday Tech Heroes’, the 2016 NT100 will profile inspiring people who have seen the effects of a problem in their communities and creatively deployed technology to tackle it. By shining a spotlight on these ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Nominet Trust hopes to inspire more individuals to use technology to make a positive difference in the world.
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