Sunday, 24 September 2017

Digital Challenge Awards Winners announced in House of Lords

Digital Challenge
Friday 14 October 16

A gathering of project teams from across the U.K. celebrated the results of the 2016 Digital Challenge Awards at a prestigious dinner event hosted by the Earl of Erroll. The event was the culmination of a year-long, three-stage programme starting with an open call for nominations followed by a selection of shortlisted finalists and project submissions assessed by an independent judging panel…

A gathering of project teams from across the U.K. celebrated the results of the 2016 Digital Challenge Awards at a prestigious dinner event hosted by the Earl of Erroll.

The event was the culmination of a year-long, three-stage programme starting with an open call for nominations followed by a selection of shortlisted finalists and project submissions assessed by an independent judging panel.

Every year the awards categories change to reflect the latest trends in project nominations. In 2016 new awards categories emerged for Digital Healthcare and Economic Development. Support by O2 also enabled the creation of the new Digital Champions Award.

A full list of the award winning projects is appended.

At the event, Lord Erroll observed that, “imagination and innovation in applied digital technologies is often the result of a collaboration between two or more specialist fields. Time and again this inter-disciplinary process is demonstrated in the case studies that come before the judging panel – new ways of applying digital expertise and insight in unexpected corners of the economy and communities.”

Speaking for O2 Telefonica UK, Head of ICT Sales, Peter Asman noted that “the quality of entries across the board was spectacular, and with these awards highlighting the importance of digital and innovation, the need for organisations to continue to develop and grow in these areas is more apparent than ever”

Many of the Awards were presented by members of the judging panel with feedback on the project teams’ final submissions.

Marit Hendriks (co-founder of the Digital Challenge and director NG Ltd) congratulated all of the finalists. “From nominations through to the final judging you have once again contributed to a valuable store of project experiences that will encourage further digital endeavours throughout the UK.”

And the winners are:

Digital Inclusion Award

Tinder Foundation & NHS England for ‘Widening Digital Participation’


Digital Healthcare Award

NES Digital for ‘NHS Education for Scotland’
 

O2 Digital Champions Award

British Red Cross for ‘The Emergency Mobile App’


Digital Skills Award

The Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for ‘Digital Skills Framework’


Economic Development Award

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for ‘Digital Highlands and Islands’


Innovative Digital Applications Award

Staffordshire University for ‘Digital Forensic Archaeology’


Network Innovation Award

BDX Co-operative for ‘Brighton Digital Exchange’


Open Data Award

Suffolk County Council for ‘Year of Information’


Rural Connectivity Award

Ardeonaig & Ardtainaig Community Association for ‘Loch Tay Community Broadband’


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