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The Nominet Trust 100

Author: The Nominet Trust
Published Date: 12 December 2014

Celebrating the world’s most inspiring digital social innovations

Digital technology has already transformed how we communicate, how we work and how we buy and sell. But we are only just scratching the surface when it comes to ways that technology can be used to transform how we address complex social challenges from health and education to poverty and climate change.

Now in its second year, the Nominet Trust 100 is an annual list that celebrates the people and organisations who are using digital technology to change the world for the better.

The 2014 Nominet Trust 100 was revealed in December 2014 - recognising the inspiring ventures that are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems. The 2014 list includes organisations from established tech markets in the US and Europe, such as Freecycle, Random Hacks of Kindness and Google’s self-driving car, alongside initiatives from emerging economies, including eCompliance, a revolutionary use of fingertip-readers to record tuberculosis treatment in India; philanthropic food-photo-sharing app Feedie from South Africa and HarassMap, an anonymous crowd-mapping platform for sexual harassment in Egypt.

This year’s winners were selected from a list containing hundreds of inspiration projects from around the globe. A steering group, led by Nominet Trust CEO, Annika Small, and including innovation and web expert Charlie Leadbeater and General Partner of Google Ventures Tom Hulme, among others selected the final 100 ventures.

Find out which digital social innovations this year's Nominet Trust 100 steering group found most inspiring:

With so many social tech ventures out there supporting people and enforcing positive change on a daily basis, we wanted to create a comprehensive resource that allows us to celebrate and learn from the pioneers using digital technology to make a real difference to millions of lives.  

The Social Tech Guide now hosts 100’s of social tech projects from around the world tackling everything from health issues in Africa to corruption in Asia.  You can find out about projects that have emerged out of disaster to ones that use data to build active and cohesive communities.  In fact, through the new search and filter functionality on the site, you should find it quick and easy to immerse yourself in an inspiring array of social tech innovations.


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