[This is part 6 of an 8-part series profiling the shortlisted finalists for the 2015 Digital Challenge Awards – Ed.]
This new category for the 2015 Digital Challenge Awards celebrates how some folks are already thinking beyond the much-hyped ‘smart technology’ projects.
In part it reflects the convergence of thought leaders both in the UK and North America but it must be said that, in our first introductory year for this award category, the contenders are recognized as contributory projects.
Emulating the vastly experienced global ICF awards would be a very tall order but there is huge scope in future years for UK recognition of more comprehensive ‘whole community’ projects. Meanwhile our contenders all have great relevance in their local impacts – reminding us that good things happen when centralised policy initiatives are made more sense in the context of action on the ground.
The six 2015 Shortlisted Finalists are:
DONATE – a digital platform enabling immediate charitable donations via multiple channels
Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) with My Knowle West App – a channel to a huge range of community activities
Link Group Ltd – so much more than a conventional Digital Inclusion Project
Nottinghamshire County Council with their Digital First project
RunAClub.com – a Digital Infrastructure and Support Platform to overcome the administrative hurdles faced by club leaders.
Tinder Foundation and NHS tackling health inequalities with Widening Digital Participation
All the shortlisted contenders will be reviewed by the independent judging panel during September. The winners will be announced at a dinner in the House of Lords following the NextGen 15 event on November 5th.
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