Tech for good fueling social change 

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Tech for good fueling social change 

9 Jul 2021

The foundation is delighted to continue and encourage tech for good and more investment of tech into the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland. We had the privilege of sponsoring the Tech for good category at this year’s Digital DNA Awards, a celebration of the best tech in Northern Ireland.

We’ve seen some amazing innovations through our Techies In Residence programme over the years and it is great to see a number of them shortlisted for this award. Invisible Buildings and Damego, two tech companies who have been very supportive during the programme joined us at the awards and we’d like to extend our thanks to both of them for their leadership and support.

We continue to be amazed at the innovation, drive and passion behind each tech for good project which works to improve the lives of individuals and wider society.

Congratulations to Liopa on winning this year’s tech for good category with their LipRead platform. A new initiative which overcomes the challenges of poor performance of ASR (automatic speech recognition) systems in noisy and real-world environments, LipRead uses VSR (visual speech recognition) improving the accuracy of voice recognition and an aid for those hearing difficulties.

TriMedika collected a highly commended award for their tech solutions to healthcare challenges protecting people and the planet through meaningful technology.


“There is no doubt that tech plays a vital and powerful role in everyday society, and now more than ever since Covid. Bringing together social challenges from charities and social enterprises with digital technology to produce innovative digital solutions, that solve various social challenges must be further encouraged” Paul  Braithwaite, Head of Innovation & Voice


You can find out more about our Techies in Residence programme here.


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