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OpenUK Awards 2024, Fifth Edition

Celebrating UK Leadership and Global Collaboration in Open Technology

Awards timetable

  • Nominations open July 9th, 2024
  • Nominations close midnight UK September 8th, 2024
  • Shortlist of up to 3 nominees per category announced early October 2024
  • Winners Announced November 28th, 2024: Black Tie Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the House of Lords, sponsored by Lord Wei

OpenUK 2023 Award Winners

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Data sponsored by the Open Data Institute

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Sustainability sponsored by Avanade

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Individual sponsored by Red Badger

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Security sponsored by Control Plane

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Startup sponsored by Runa Capital

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Law and Policy sponsored by Iain G Mitchell KC

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Young Person sponsored by Venafi Jetstack, Consult

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AI sponsored by AutoGPT

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Nomination information

  • Nominations in more than one category are welcome
  • Self nominations as an individual, project or organisation are welcome as well as nominations for third parties
  • Nominated individuals must be resident in the UK for the preceding 12 months as at July 9th for individual or key contributor to projects
  • Individuals nominated for the young person category must be aged 18-25 on July 9th
  • Nominated Projects must provide list of UK resident participants who were resident in the UK during the preceding 12 months as at July 9th or show as significant UK connection
  • All companies nominated should have a UK registered entity and must provide a UK company number

  • All shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the House of Lords ceremony and dinner free of charge but travel costs are their responsibility and no contribution from OpenUK is available. One place per shortlisted nominee, per category
  • All shortlisted nominees will receive a trophy
  • Only one winner per category
  • Each winner will be provided with a Winner’s trophy. One trophy per category only
  • Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • No cash alternative
  • OpenUK will have no responsibility for any entry not received, received late, or with missing information
  • Only nominees who have accepted their nomination by email will be included in those judged and eligible to be short-listed
  • Laws of England and Wales apply
  • All nominees who accept their nominations agree to these terms and agree to the use of their name, and image in digital and other media by OpenUK
  • Promoter, OpenUK, 8 Coldbath Square, London EC1R 5HL Company Number: 11209475 , VAT Registration: GB379697512

Award Winners 2023

Software • SeaQL
Hardware • ChipFlow
Data • 360Giving
Security • Sigstore
Sustainability • OpenSmartMonitor
Startup • QuestDB
Finance • NatWest
Law and Policy • Andrew Katz
Belonging • Open Data Scotland
Young Person • Kunal Kushwaha
Individual • Dawn Foster
AI •  AutoGPT by Significant Gravitas

Awards 2023, Fourth edition

Award Winners 2022

Belonging • The Turing Way
Software • BBC Research & Development
Data • Libraries Hacked
Sustainability • Szymon Duchniewicz
Hardware • LowRISC
Individual • Anais Urlichs
Finance • Waltz
Young person • Jack Gilmore
Security • Liz Rice

Awards 2022, Third edition

Award Winners 2021

Belonging • Endless Compute, Robert McQueen
Software • The Herald Proximity Project
Data • Open Knowledge Foundation
Sustainability • Icebreaker One
Hardware • DevTank HILTOP
Individual • Kevin Mayfield
Finance • Wise
Young person (under 25) • Samuel Van Stroud

Awards 2021, Second edition

Award Winners 2020

Young Person • Josh Lowe
Individual • Liz Rice
Financial Services and Fintech in Open Source • Parity
Open Data • National Library of Wales
Open Hardware • LowRISK
Open Source Software • HospitalRun

Awards 2020, First edition
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