ACEVO partners with Google Impact Challenge for second year running

15 May 2014. For the second year running, ACEVO has partnered with Google and NESTA for the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, which launches today. ACEVO will provide support and mentorship to applicants to the challenge.

In the largest competition of its kind, the top four submissions selected by both a panel of judges and the public will each receive a £500,000 grant, as well as technical assistance and mentoring from Google and NESTA, to help make their project a reality. Six runners up will each receive £200,000.

This year’s judging panel is made up of entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den Peter Jones CBE, inventor of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales,  broadcaster and director of Red Nose Day Emma Freud, Nesta’s Innovation Lab Executive Director Helen Goulden and Google’s Matt Brittin and Jacquelline Fuller. Additionally, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their fan favourite, which will be guaranteed to win one of the top prizes.

ACEVO will work with Google to create freely available online video resources for the whole of the sector.

Commenting on the launch of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of ACEVO said:

“I’m delighted that ACEVO is partnering with Google again for the 2014 Impact Challenge. For the second year running we’re leading the drive to get our whole sector focused on aiming high and delivering results. This project will show the sector at our best; working innovatively together to encourage technological innovation that improves society, and building new video resources that will help us all.”

You can find out more and enter the 2014 Challenge here: https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/uk2014

For more information on ACEVO’s role, or other media requests, please contact george.bangham@acevo.org.uk, 07825 894716 or 020 7280 4964.

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