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20 Women that are leading the way in Cornwall

Published on 27 June 2019 04:56 PM

Kathryn Woolf, Director and head of the design team at Made Open, has been mentioned in a lovely article which highlights some of the women leading the way in Cornwall's tech sector.

Made Open are the design team behind Cornwall Link and work in collaboration with Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly. You can read Kathryn's extract below or click on this link to access the full article.

Kathryn Woolf - Leading the way in Cornwall's tech sector

Kathryn believes digital technology has the power to accelerate positive social change. For 12 years, she’s been helping charities, public sector organisations and businesses design digital services that tackle social challenges. With the Made Open team, she has built a fully configurable social networking platform suitable for any organisation who wants to build a movement that is a force for good. It’s been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 Tech 4 Good awards.

Your favourite recent project? I’m working with Age UK Cornwall and health partners on the creation of The Cornwall Link, an online community directory that connects people with support services and activities available in their community.

What’s great about the tech sector in Cornwall? Building a successful ‘tech for good’ product or service is a complex process. It takes a strong and unwavering focus to make it sustainable and scalable, so it’s really great to see more organisations investing in new technologies. This is especially evident in the Health and Social care sectors where funds like EPIC have been set up specifically to support small businesses who are developing innovative technology products.

You can follow Kathryn on Twitter at @kathrynwoolf and Made Open at @madeopenltd