Google has announced the 10 UK charities that have been shortlisted in its £500,000 Global Impact Challenge. This aims to find and support charities using technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems.
The shortlist is:
- Pennies: electronic donation box for charities
- MAKlab: micromanufacturing for young entrepreneurs
- CDI Apps for Good: app development training for UK children
- Integrity Action: accountability tool for development
- vInspired: microwork platform for unemployed youth
- SolarAid: solar lights for off-grid communities
- Zoological Society of London: digital eyes and ears for wildlife protection
- Age UK: digital connections for older people
- War Child: mapping sexual violence for child safety
- Amnesty International: mobile alert system for activists
There will be four winners, one of which will be selected by public vote. Voting is open until 31 May 2013.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, judge and inventor of the World Wide Web, commented: “The Web’s contribution to economic progress has been much celebrated, but I believe that we are only scratching the surface of its potential to solve social and political problems. On behalf of the World Wide Web Foundation, I’m delighted to join Google in this exciting and innovative initiative.”
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