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E-Nable, an NT100 2014 project providing affordable 3D prosthetics

Nominet Trust on the hunt for best tech

Nominet Trust is calling for nominations for its annual NT100, a celebration of the 100 most inspiring uses of technology for social good

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | July 31, 2015 | Events

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.

ABOVE: Peek – an NT100 project providing a portable eye examination app

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.

 

ABOVE: Jerry the Bear – an NT100 2014 project providing smart teddy bears that teach diabetic children about their condition

Vicki Hearn, Director of Nominet Trust, said: "We have had a fantastic response to the NT100 for the last two years, which we are looking to build on this year as we extend its reach with the help of some very exciting partners. We would love to see more nominations for tech for good projects in emerging markets and from developing nations. 

"The Social Tech Guide which underpins the NT100 is a unique resource supporting and connecting remarkable innovators in this thriving sector, and we look forward to the contribution that this year's new projects can make."

ABOVE: Smart Specs – an NT100 2014 project from RNIB providing smart glasses for the visually impaired

The NT100 is drawn from the Social Tech Guide database, the world's largest online resource for global social tech activity.

Visit socialtech.org.uk for more information.

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