A new awards programme launched today by The Stack will recognise and champion the organisations and individuals harnessing technology to achieve social, environmental, and humanitarian ends.
Our 2021 #techforgood awards -- sponsored by Red Hat and Rainmaker Solutions -- are open to any business or individual using tech for a public or planetary good. Whether you're with an organisation using geospatial data to fight deforestation; a laboratory using machine learning to reduce drug development times; or a business using IoT sensors to improve agricultural yields and support biodiversity, we want to hear about it.
The awards will be judged by a world-class panel, including Charlie Paton, CEO of multiple award-winning sustainability business Seawater Greenhouse; Pamela Chase Dyson, CIO of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Christina Hammond-Aziz, MD of Rainmaker Solutions; and Dr Louise Beaumont, investor and working group chairman, techUK; alongside The Stack's co-founder Ed Targett. Applications close April 30, 2021.
In keeping with the awards’ theme, 25% of the £295 application fee will be donated to the Earth Innovation Institute, a non-profit that supports climate-friendly rural development around the world.
(In a spirit of the widest possible inclusion, we welcome and can support applications made in any language).
Earth Innovation Institute chairman Daniel Nepstad said: “We are thrilled to have the support of The Stack’s Tech for Good Awards, which will spotlight groundbreaking projects that leverage technology to solve the single most important challenge confronting our planet.
“As an organization that works directly with communities, governments, and the private sector to build the kind of partnerships needed to protect the world’s tropical forests and stabilize the climate, we know the critical role that technology can play in achieving this goal. We’re excited to see the many innovative ideas we expect to come forward and are grateful to be a part of this campaign.”
Ed Targett, co-founder of The Stack added: “If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that humanity can achieve remarkable things when we come together to solve challenges that affect us all. From climate change to human rights, pollution to education, we want to hear from those who are making a real difference where it’s needed most; whether with an NGO, multinational, or individual project.”
The closing deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.
To apply, or nominate a partner, click here.