Our Open Call for nominations acts as a barometer for the digital environment as they reflect those aspects that capture the imagination and are regarded as significant by a wider public than the usual industry voices.
This year’s Open Call responses demonstrated how, across the UK, huge efforts are being made to ensure greater online inclusion and improve digital skills. The nominations also reflected the rise of the Sharing Economy and more projects contributing towards the creation of more-intelligent communities – a term that is slowly overtaking ‘smart’ as folks look beyond the technology for long-term people-centered outcomes.
Our Awards programme celebrates projects that are forward looking and we seek to encourage and highlight new dimensions in digital development. The outcomes will be revealed on 5 November at the House of Lords.