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Changing the World through Tech

Nominet Trust proudly announced that Reverse the Odds has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) - a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world.

Dr Anne Kiltie hopes to understand when patients diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer are more likely to respond to radiotherapy or should be offered surgery.

Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and health.

Following a global call for nominations earlier this year, Reverse the Odds has been selected by an independent steering committee in recognition of its fantastic game design, data analysis expertise and remarkable production to allow citizen scientists to fight cancer.

Commenting on their inclusion in the NT100, Dr Anne Kiltie, Cancer Research UK group leader in the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford said

“The app lets members of the public score our immunohistochemistry images for us. The public have already looked at one protein and we are about to compare the public’s scores with our ‘expert scores’ to see how well they match. There are other images in the app which are being analysed for a group in Southampton and their results are being compared at present, so the result is imminent”.

Reverse the Odds is rubbing shoulders with organisations from established tech markets in the US and Europe, such as Freecycle, Random Hacks of Kindness and Google's self-driving car, alongside initiatives from emerging economies, including eCompliance, a revolutionary use of fingertip-readers to record tuberculosis treatment in India; philanthropic food-photo sharing app Feedie from South Africa and HarassMap, an anonymous crowd-mapping platform for sexual harassment in Egypt.

Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, said:

“There is a striking progression in the quality and maturity of this year’s NT100, indicative of a wider evolution in the ‘tech for social good’ sector as a whole. More people than ever before are using technology to solve problems that matter to them in bold new ways. This year’s NT100 list is populated by extraordinary people with inspirational stories to tell and it shows us that imagination, social conscience and technology make a potent mix to affect change.”

To see the full list of NT100 projects, please visit the Social Tech Guide.

 

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