Having started with over 200 entries, 26 finalists have been shortlisted for this year's Technology4Good Awards, which are run by AbilityNet, BT and a host of leading business and not for profit partners. A panel of judges from the worlds of business, technology and charity will now be chose winners in eight categories, who will be announced at an Awards Ceremony hosted by Mariella Frostrup in London on 6 July.
Nigel Lewis, AbilityNet's CEO, says that the high quality of the entries is matched by the diversity of organisations and individuals who have been selected. "We have multi-national companies like BSkyB and Panasonic alongside very small volunteer-only self-help groups and even a hash tag that was used on Twitter to rally people to clean up their streets after the riots. This demonstrates the power of technology to do good and we're looking forward to celebrating and being inspired by the hard work of so many different people."
To view the shortlists and find out more about the Awards visit www.technology4goodawards.org.uk