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Chi Onwurah MP host for the NextGen 2012 Challenge Awards during the presentation evening at the House of Commons Members' Dining Room on 8 October 2012
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Every year we review current digital trends and developments and decide the Awards Categories for that year. In a fast-changing world, this ensures that the Digital Challenge reflects up to date activity. Awards Categories, Winners and Runners up 2014:
Winner: Virtual 1 for Wholesale Business Connectivity
CityFibre for Peterborough Gigabit City Project and
ITS Technology Group for Passive Infrastructure Partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Shorlisted finalists: Hyperoptic for Gigabit broadband into East Village (former Athletes Village) with Get Living London and Spectrum Internet for this Welsh ISP’s promotion of the BDUK Voucher scheme for business users
Winner: JT - for full FTTH Future for Jersey
Runner-up: Cheshire Councils for Connecting Cheshire
Shortlisted finalists: Mansfield Business Improvement District for crowd-funded Public WiFi, Cotswolds Broadband for a radical approach to funding and local partnership, ITS Technology Group for Fibre GarDen and Northamptonshire County Council for partnership with National Farmers Union with free trials of Avonline satellite systems
Winner: ITS Technology Group for Social Housing Project
Runner-up: Tinder Foundation and NHS England for Widening Digital Participation
Shorlisted finalists: Enfield Libraries for their iPad loan scheme aimed at raising Digital Inclusion, ITS Technology Group for using wireless for social housing digital inclusion projects and Northamptonshire CC for working with exemplar businesses to showcase benefits across many sectors RSLM Digital for their community organising platform.
Winner: Lincolnshire CC for the OnLincolnshire Technology Hubs
Runners up: bITjAM Ltd for Coding Education for Young People and Skills@Work for their NHS Well@Work project
Shorlisted finalist: Hacklab for developing interactive technology for museums and art galleries in North Staffordshire
Runner up: Leeds City Council for Leeds Data Mill
Shorlisted finalists: Northamptonshire CC for their Mapping and Deployment Plans – the first UK Local Authority to publish the full Postcode data detailed in a BT contract and Seesense (NI) for a product for cyclists that’s designed to generate data