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|NextGen Digital Challenge 2015 Winners Announced||07 Nov 2015|
Westminster, London 6th November
For seven great project teams November 5th will be remembered as the night when the UK’s top digital awards were presented in the House of Lords.
At the culmination of a year-long programme to identify the digital stars of 2015, guests and anxious contenders gathered for a dinner hosted by The Earl of Erroll to celebrate great examples of digital progress.
This is the 5th year for the Digital Challenge Awards programme that recognises great projects and teams who are striving to deliver online success. The accolades were awarded across seven categories of digital endeavor.
The Digital Inclusion and Skills Award was won by Northumberland County Council for their very comprehensive iNorthumberland project.
The second-placed Finalist was Digital Unite for their Digital Champions Network
The Digital innovation Award went to Glasgow City Council for their Future Cities Glasgow programme. Second place was taken by Kemuri for their Wellbeing Monitor – an adaptation of a 13amp power socket with sensors to allow relatives/carers of elderly folks living alone to be reassured about their activity.
The Intelligent Communities Award (a new category this year) was picked up by RunAClub for their Community Development Platform. In second place, DONATE – the national funding scheme for charitable giving.
The Open Data Award was won by The States of Guernsey for their outstanding ‘Rolling Electronic Census’ project. The second-placed contender was Ordnance Survey for their Open Map project.
Lothian Broadband Networks gained The Rural Networks Award for their hybrid Fibre/Wireless designs. Abthorpe Broadband Association gained second place for their deployment of fibre to premises in remote villages.
JustPark – the UK’s Digital Parking Platform - scooped the Sharing Economy Award. Circular Data Solutions gained recognition for their Urban Mining scheme for recovery of rare earth neodymium for redundant Hard Disk drives.
And finally, The Urban Networks Award recognised the achievement of CityFibre delivering Peterborough Gigabit City. MS3 gained second place for their fibre to businesses project in Hull. Further details of all the shortlisted finalists can be found at http://bit.ly/1WtOywq
Digital Challenge Awards are independently judged and run on a not for profit basis. This year they were sponsored by ITS Technology Group. Winners received hand-crafted art glass trophies reflecting their fields of endeavor created by Helen Thomson of Fantasia Glass, Hampshire.
Pictures of the presentations are available here.
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