Using Technology to Alleviate Poverty

We are a charity based in London although run a variety of projects with global impact. We partner with a mixture of private and public sector organisations to help those who are disadvantaged or in poverty.


This new premier engineering award, Innovation4All, is an opportunity to apply your engineering skills and expertise to create an innovative solution to alleviate the causes or consequences of poverty.

The award will be worth £20,000 to the winner with sums of £10,000 or £5,000 for highly commended runners-up. We are offering this in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Engineers’ registered charity, the Engineers Trust. Apply by 1st March 2024

Watch Last Year’s Winner:

Gayatri Sundar Rajan & INDECO

2023 award winner Gayatri explains how the Innovation4All award has made a difference to bring her and her team’s concept from simulation to experiments.

What we do

Since its inception in 1996 Tech4All has led a variety of charitable and social enterprise projects.

Kick-starting the Nairobi 3D-printing ecosystem

TechforTrade (a subsidiary of Tech4All) recently developed the world’s first open source system for recycling plastic bottles into the filament used in 3D printing.


Our voicemail project was piloted in London and eventually implemented nationwide. Giving street homeless access to a secure voicemail service allows communication with potential employers as well as case workers. The project was run in partnership with St Mungo’s and is currently transitioning to a self-supporting social enterprise

Organisations we work with, present and past

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