What we do

Our Digital Innovations Lab builds cutting-edge software to maximise your organisation's ability to affect change.

Our technologists are always developing new ways for NGOs and civil society to maximise their impact and change the world.

We believe that our investment in R&D gives us the edge on traditional communications agencies.

Buying digital tools is expensive. Because we have an in-house tech team we can patch together open source solutions so you don’t need to spend a fortune on social analytics programmes. If you need a bespoke solution to a major global issue, we can provide it.

Our digital innovations lab developed Campaign Reply, a solution to the increasing concerns by MPs that their inboxes were being overloaded by campaign groups.

We also developed Campaign Reply so it could be used by an upstart political party who attracted 5,000 members in just a few weeks using the platform.

The lab team also built a simple platform that allowed civil society to ask parliamentary candidates from across the political spectrum questions so citizens could understand their views on certain issues. Candidate Q&As is still online.

Now, the digital innovations lab is working on Start A Fire, new campaigning software which will disrupt the market and make it easier and more accessible than ever before to campaign.

Digital Innovations Team

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02034112889

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edward@89up.org

Ed Betts
Chief Technology Officer

Ed has been building web applications for two decades. His other specialities are web scrapers, databases, and search engines. He worked for five years at the Internet Archive with Internet visionaries Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle, Ted Nelson, Jason Scott, and John Gilmore.

Ed is a director of the Internet Archive UK. He has contributed to Wikipedia, Open Library, Wikimedia Commons, Debian, OpenStreetMap, Wikidata, Linux and BusyBox.

 

Ed Betts
Chief Technology Officer
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02034112889

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mike@89up.org

Mike Harris
CEO

Mike has nearly a decade's experience of government relations and strategic communications for business and charitable clients.

He has run high profile campaigns on Belarus and Azerbaijan and is the author of a number of reports including The EU and freedom of expression; Burma: Freedom of Expression in Transition and is a contributor to Palgrave Macmillan's forthcoming book Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century.

Mike Harris
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