On grey, chilly days we like to rouse our spirits with inspiring stories from around the world, and one of our favourite go-to websites for this is the Social Tech Guide from Nominet Trust.
Each year, Nominet Trust compiles a list of 100 of 'the world's most inspiring examples of tech for good.' The result is a wonderful, diverse selection of projects from around the world, ranging from virtual reality school trips to Antarctica and Mars (Google Expeditions) to a fisherman's app that helps to monitor rare species (Fishbrain).
Here are some examples of the brilliant work highlighted in the NT100:
- WeFarm - a global, multilingual platform for farmers to share information to improve their crops and livelihoods via their mobiles
- sharethemeal - the world's first app to solve global hunger
- Landmark - the first global platform of indigenous and community lands
- The Level Market - an online platform for aid workers which aims “to make buying a water filter for a child in Ethiopia as easy as buying a book on Amazon”
- and our friends at SWOYO, the UK’s only disabled-led regional youth orchestra, and a non-profit creating instruments suited to the needs of those with limited mobility
With such incredible projects for company, we were thrilled that our work on Millie Moreorless was shortlisted for the NT100 last year, and are very proud to be listed on the Social Tech Guide.
Every time we revisit the site we find something new and fascinating, reminding us of the power of the human imagination and drive to help others - we highly recommend you take a look!