A virtual nightclub for the disabled, a car-sharing scheme, and a social networking site for young Gypsies don’t have a lot in common on the surface. But they all came together when each won a UK Catalyst award for its work in using technology to improve the lives of different communities, according to the BBC.
So Wheelies, a nightclub hosted in Second Life, and SavvyChavvy, the social network that allows young Gypsies to post blogs and videos about their lives, or Liftshare, a rideshare scheme, all walked away with their own Catalyst awards for making a difference were among the eight winners.
Sponsored by the Council on Social Action, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) and the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, the award winners received their trophies from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who said:
"The worst of Britain can always be challenged by the best of Britain."
- U.K. internet service providers lift caps on broadband data
- Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2020 Award Winners
- No cable, no problem: How to stream the 2019 Emmy winners
- The U.K. and Europe lose their fizz as a CO2 shortage rocks pubs, restaurants
- The 2018 Oscars: Winners and highlights from the 90th Academy Awards