Applications for the 2015 NT100 awards are open until 30 September
Organisations who use technology for social good are being urged to apply to be included in a list of the top global innovators.
The Nominet Trust NT100 list 2015 recognises and promotes groups including charities who are changing lives in innovative ways.
Past nominees for the list, now in its third year, include Euan’s Guide – a trip advisor type guide for disabled people created by Edinburgh entrepreneur Euan McDonald.
For this year’s list global tech brands including Facebook, Salesforce and Telefonica (O2) will join third sector organisations Oxfam, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund as partners.
Those household names will make up part of the judging panel to select the final 100 from a shortlist compiled through public nominations and Nominet Trust research. Each project will be scored against specific criteria measuring level of inspiration, use of technology and social impact.
Vicki Hearn, director of Nominet Trust, said: “We’re excited to have such diverse and high-profile partners lending their support to the NT100 this year.
“Each brings unique insight and will add significant value in helping us choose the top projects for 2015.
“As the social tech space continues to grow, it is hugely encouraging to have advocates among the very biggest players in the tech and third sectors, as this can only help boost the market further.”
Public nominations for the 2015 NT100 will be open until 30 September.
People can put forward their favourite projects by completing a short online form at socialtech.org.uk/nominate.
This year’s final 100 will be revealed in early December.