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Barbican supports Apps for Good Awards


Barbican hosts first Apps for Good Awards presented by Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin.

The Barbican will host the inaugural Apps for Good Awards – an event which aims to inspire the next generation of young people to solve problems and create apps.

Apps for Good ( is the brainchild of non-profit organisation CDI Europe. Over the past 12 months 1,200 students from 40 schools have attended Apps for Good courses and from this, more than 200 teams had the chance to submit their app ideas for the awards.

The awards ceremony takes place on June 29 in Barbican’s Cinema 2 with BBC journalist and Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin announcing the seven winners. During the event, the finalists will present their app ideas to a panel of top industry experts, and the winners get the chance to work with professional developers to bring their idea to life.

Iris Lapinski, CEO of CDI Europe – Apps for Good, said: “The Apps for Good Awards showcase the best of young people in the UK today. They are hard-working, ambitious and are coming up with really inspiring ideas to change their world. From the age of 13, most young people are making choices about careers and who they want to be later in life, so it’s a critical time for them to experience what is possible. Thank you to our sponsors, the Barbican Centre, schools and all partners for bringing Apps for Good to life.”

Anthony Hyde, Barbican Business Events general manager, comments: “Creativity and the atmosphere sets the scene, excites the visitors and ensures they are prepared for the event’s content. The Barbican provides an unique educational atmosphere and is the ideal location to inspire tomorrow’s talent. We are delighted to be supporting the Apps for Good Awards and look forward to seeing the creative ideas for apps the finalists present. We hope that the environment created by the Barbican will inspire them to achieve greater things in future.”


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