Bank of Ireland launches Tech for Good prize in partnership with the Community Foundation

  • Bank of Ireland and the Community Foundation has launched a new £25,000 prize for new Tech for Good innovations.

    The Northern Ireland Tech For Good showcase is due to take place next week on Tuesday on June 11th, where Bank of Ireland and the Community Foundation will present a £25,000 prize to one innovation that makes a difference in the world. The morning event will run from 9AM to 1:30PM BST in Derry's Guildhall building, and will see presentations from this year's six Techies in Residence Projects. The event is free to attend and you can pick up tickets now on Eventbrite.

    The best pitch for a tech innovation that does good in the world will win the Bank of Ireland Seed Fund award of £25,000 to help develop the innovation further.The Community Foundation’s "Techies in Residence" programme matches local charities up with existing tech firms to help build digital solutions that will have wider social benefits.

    Previous programme participants include the JAM Card app from NOW Group that helps people with autism or learning difficulties to access services safely and communicate their needs to staff in businesses. The programme is funded by Comic Relief and this year was delivered as an intensive 12 week development sprint.

    Community Foundation Head of Innovation and Voice Paul Braithwaite said: "Techies in Residence is now in its fourth year and we’re delighted with the support we’ve received from both Comic Relief and Bank of Ireland this year. Their support really encapsulates the cross-sectoral collaboration element of the Techies in Residence programme. The six projects in this year’s cohort are demonstrating once again the power of technology, not only to revolutionise our lives, but also to address some of the social and economic challenges we face as a society."

    Source: Written based on press release

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