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So, What Is "Tech For Good" Anyway?

Tech4Good or Technology For Good - What is it all about?

Tech For Good is broadly defined as companies and their technologies, organisations, projects or even individuals who aim to deliver a positive impact on the world around us. In many cases Tech For Good (also known as Tech4Good) is defined as the use of technology to effect deliberate, positive social benefit.

On this website, I extend the focus of Tech For Good, broadening to cover the positive impacts technology can have on health, education, well-being, biodiversity, climate, equality, work and ethics. In essence, I extend the concept of Technology For Good to any technology, company, individual, organisation or project that intentionally looks to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The Tech For Good examples below encompass that broader definition using a definition I describe as "Tech With Purpose".

Tech For Good Examples

These Tech4Good articles look at technologies, companies, organisations and projects that are delivering positive change for the environment, people and biodiveristy.

Deforestation Solutions, Plant a Tree For Free

Deforestation Solutions,Tech4Good
December 2, 2020

Deforestation Solutions, Plant a Tree For Free
Just a moment, What Can We Do To Reverse Deforestation?  The importance of trees in our climate cannot be overstated, yet trees and forests are still being lost at an alarming rate. This article highlights three technology companies that are helping reduce the rate of loss. Bonus: Help with reforestation, plant ...
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Healthier Buildings with IoT

,Internet of Things (IoT)
November 6, 2020

Healthier Buildings with IoT
Making Buildings Healthier with IoT Technologies and Building Management There are many companies working with IoT and Artificial Intelligence applications to make buildings smarter and healthier. In this example from South African company IoT.nxt, they talk about how their building management systems are helping keep buildings operational and safe during the ...
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Managing Distributed Renewable Energy

managing distributed renewable energy,Sustainability
October 20, 2020

Managing Distributed Renewable Energy
Interesting Tech:Managing Distributed Energy Sources With the cost of renewable energies falling to be on par with traditional fuels, more attention is being focused on how to effectively introduce these energy sources into the marketplace. Unlike traditional energy generation, many of today’s renewable energy sources are distributed both from a ...
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Climeworks’ Carbon Capture Technology

carbon capture technology,Sustainability
September 14, 2020

Climeworks’ Carbon Capture Technology
Interesting Tech Company Profile: Carbon Capture Using the Planet’s Own Heat  Spurred on by reducing costs, improving “investability” and increased political support, many companies are realising the dream being able to literally suck greenhouse gasses out of the air. There’s a few companies operating in this space, some turn the CO2 ...
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Tech Leader Talks

Tech With Purpose Leader Interviews: In this series of video interviews I speak with leaders of technology companies that aspire to change the world for the good. Watch the latest videos, and sign up to be alerted when new interviews are published.

Technology, Design to Deliver UN SDGs, Be Good Ancestors

Technology, Design to Deliver UN SDGs, Be Good Ancestors

In this interview we talk about donut & circular economies, applying permaculture ethics to business, the UN SDGs, AI to spot air pollution, and food waste.
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Stopping Wildfires Before They Start using LoRA IOT

Stopping Wildfires Before They Start using LoRA IOT

Carsten Brinkschulte talks about how Dryad plans to use LoRA IOT to prevent millions of tonnes of CO2 by stopping wildfires before they start.
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Tech With Purpose Newsletter
Every Monday I publish a newsletter that rounds up important Tech For Good and Tech With Purpose news and events.
EU Net Zero Aviation, Batteries, Plastic Recycling

EU's net-zero aviation,Tech4Good
February 22, 2021

EU Net Zero Aviation, Batteries, Plastic Recycling
Today’s news summary includes light-powered transportation (of sorts), EU’s net-zero aviation plans and how AI helps shave a few percent off of fuel consumption by optimising routes, the UK’s not-so-risky high-risk investment in science, blinding facial recognition with QR codes, CleanTech’s “pull” moment plus bigger batteries in the UK. Researchers ...
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IoT Protects Water, AI & Microbes, Printing Lungs

iot for water,printing lungs,Tech With Purpose Newsletter
February 8, 2021

IoT Protects Water, AI & Microbes, Printing Lungs
In today’s Tech With Purpose News Summary you will find articles that cover LED technology that can disinfect using visible light (not ultra-violet!), how broadband is helping Telefoncia leverage the ESG growth, AI in use to improve wellbeing with microbe technology, a startup that uses Internet of Things to protect ...
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Citizens, Humans, Tech For Our Good

,Tech With Purpose Newsletter
February 1, 2021

Citizens, Humans, Tech For Our Good
In this issue of my Tech With Purpose news summary, I find interesting news about how artificial intelligence is helping tackle climate change, how it is helping weather models predict dangerous air-quality issues, whilst not forgetting climate impact AI has itself. The role of the citizen also features in two ...
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Ethics, AI in agriculture, $100M CCS Prize

carbon capture,Xprize,elon musk,tech with purpose,Artificial Intelligence (AI)
January 25, 2021

Ethics, AI in agriculture, $100M CCS Prize
In today’s weekly roundup of Tech With Purpose news, I have shortlisted articles that look at AI and its role in agriculture and oncology, plus a masters degree that teaches AI and Ethics. Beyond AI, you’ll find articles on a $100M Musk-baked prize fund for carbon capture, anti-facial recognition and ...
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