DigitalAgenda’s Impact Awards celebrate UK digital innovations improving lives and the world around us. For our third annual awards event, happening on Thursday 7 March, we return to east London’s iconic Oval Space. It’s not your usual black-tie-and-table awards event. Why not join us?
After a 25% surge in entries for the second year running – with 2019’s entry quality matching the increase in quantity – our expert judges (listed below) have their work cut out in deciding our finalists. Judging happens this month, with our jury guided by clear criteria on idea, product, team, scale and impact. We announce our three finalists in 12 categories on Monday 28 January, with winners unveiled on 7 March.
Unlike other awards events, DigitalAgenda’s Impact Awards offer super-engaging on-stage content and plenty of time for the 250+guests who are coming along to meet and connect with each other.
Our afternoon awards ceremony, co-hosted by Oli Barrett MBE and DigitalAgenda director Julian Blake, will celebrate the best in UK tech-for-good innovation across our 12 awards categories. Past winners include Babylon Health, Bulb Energy, what3words and Citizens Advice.
We’ll be joined by brilliant guest speakers on the day. Look out for more on them shortly.
After the awards formalities end, we’ve built in good time for guests to celebrate with winners at the evening reception, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The reception gives everyone there a chance to meet others working to improve the world through technology.
As an awards guest, you’ll join senior-level entrepreneurs, investors, academics, journalists and more, along with awards finalists, guests and members of the growing UK-wide DigitalAgenda Network.
During the evening, we will give out our prestigious people’s choice award – which sees all 36 of our finalists up for a public vote, opening on 28 January. And we also give out our special jury-nominated individual impact award – recognising an outstanding contribution to UK tech for good.
At the awards, light refreshments will be available in the afternoon, with bowl food and drinks served in the evening.
We’ve frozen ticket prices to come to the awards for the third year running, in an effort to keep the event as affordable as possible. If you’re coming in a group, our six-ticket ‘awards supporter’ package offers great value at £349. All finalists will receive one complimentary ticket to the awards.
2019 Impact Awards – jury
Mike Bracken – Public Digital
Justin Cooke – Unicef UK/Northzone VC
Jacqueline de Rojas – Digital Leaders
Gi Fernando – Freeformers
Priya Guha – Merian Ventures
Russell Haworth – Nominet
Eve Joseph – Microsoft UK
Faiza Khan – Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Sofia Olhede – University College London
Olivia Sibony – SeedTribe
Andy Shields – DCMS
Jess Tyrrell – Digital advisor.
Thanks also to the efforts of our pre-jury judging committee: Simon Davey (Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness), Simon Evill (ClearlySo), Vicki Hearn, Katz Kiely (beep), Umesh Pandya (Wayfindr), Kate Sandle (B Lab), Dama Sathianathan (Bethnal Green Ventures) and Alex Potter (Serious Impact).
The 2019 Impact Awards are sponsored for the first time by Nominet.
A few awards categories are still available to sponsor. If you’re interested in joining Barclays, BCS, ClearlySo, Here East, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Northumbrian Water as category sponsors, find out more about sponsorship.