The THINKTECH Programme
Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and the Irish Government, THINKTECH is a €1 million Tech for Good fund looking to find and back tech based solutions to Ireland’s critical social issues. Launched by Minister Simon Coveney T.D. on June 21st, 69 applications were received and put through a rigorous selection process including a world class technology advisory group and interview panels. On Wednesday December 7th, Minister Coveney T.D. was again on hand to announce the 4 chosen Awardees. Watch the videos below to learn more about the Awardees and the wonderful Awards Night at Google Foundry.
THINKTECH Journey & Awards Night
Watch the amazing journey towards the selection of our 4 THINKTECH Winners announced on Wednesday December 7th 2016 by Minister Simon Coveney T.D. Read and watch below for more about their highly innovative solutions to the critical social issues facing Ireland today!
Main Award: The ALONE Platform
If there is one certainty in today’s changing world, it is that most of us will grow old. As we all live longer, ageing and loneliness is becoming an increasingly critical social issue in Irish society.
The ALONE platform combines apps, home sensors, and volunteer services that offer a cost effective solution to ageing independently at home, whilst also helping to tackle loneliness.
The THINKTECH award will enable The Alone Platform to scale across Ireland supporting older people to age independently and feel connected.
Click here for a video explaining the innovative ALONE Platform
THINKTECH Interview Panel
THINKTECH has attracted an Interview Panel of the highest calibre, whose role it is to ask the tough questions of our chosen Finalists.
THINKTECH TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY GROUP
THINKTECH brings together a world class Technology Advisory Group, whose role is to provide expert advice and review on the technology aspects of the top 25 THINKTECH applications.
What is THINKTECH?
THINKTECH is a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland. Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and Government, the THINKTECH challenge identifies innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in Ireland. THINKTECH is seeking proposals that impact lives and touch hearts.
THINKTECH aims to support the most innovative, technology-driven solutions to Ireland’s critical social issues to grow and scale, within Ireland or even beyond. Social Innovation Fund Ireland, and Google.org, believe that technology has the power to transform our lives for the better.