We're pleased to reveal that Creative England will be joining an array of world-leading tech companies and charity organisations to support the Nominet Trust's NT100, a celebration of the 100 most inspiring uses of technology for social good around the world.
Global tech brands including Facebook, Salesforce and Telefonica (O2) as well as UK youth co-creation agency, Latimer Group and .uk internet company, Nominet will join third sector leaders Oxfam, Comic Relief, the Big Lottery Fund and Creative England as partners for the third annual NT100.
Recognising the importance of the NT100 for shining a spotlight on global social tech activity, these influencers will help spread the word about the call for nominations through their extensive networks, encouraging diversity in the 2015 NT100. These household names will also join 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 submission form which can be found here.
This year’s final 100 will be revealed in early December. It will be publicised globally through the networks of the partners and by Nominet Trust. For more information, head here.
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