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The 2013 NT100 - celebrating the people who are using digital technology to change the world for the better.
In November, Nominet Trust launched the NT100 - a list of inspiring ventures that use digital technology as a tool for social change. The list was chosen by a steering group that was led by innovation expert Charles Leadbeater, and included Lord Jim Knight, the former Schools Minister who specialises in the use of technology in education and employment; BBC technology journalist Rory Cellan-Jones; Madhav Chavan, a leading Indian educator, social activist and social entrepreneur; and Jeremy Heimans, founder and CEO of Purpose and Avaaz. socialtech.org.uk
On 12 March Nominet Trust hosted a discussion with Dr Julian Sefton-Green, the author of the State of Art Review: Mapping Digital Makers, about the issues around inspiring and supporting a generation of digital makers. Dr. Sefton-Green was joined by Miles Berry, Chair of NACCE, Ben Southworth, Deputy CEO of Tech City and Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE.
Nominet Trust has announced the first round of successful projects through its Digital Edge programme. 14 organisations have been awarded more than £1 million in total to support their work in using technology to improve young people's participation in society.