Race Online 2012
Race Online 2012 is a challenge to everyone in the UK. Their ambition is to make the UK the first nation in the world where everyone can use the web.

Race Online 2012 is calling for urgent action to inspire, encourage and support millions more people online by the end of the Olympic year 2012 through partnership with government, industry, charities and individuals.

Martha Lane Fox was reappointed UK Digital Champion by the new government in June 2010. Her remit includes advising government how to provide better, more efficient online public services and accelerating efforts to help more people benefit from the power of the internet. 

Race Online 2012 launched in March and already has over 600 partners.  Collectively, they have pledged to help more than 1.7 million people get online. 

Media Partner

Channel 4
Channel 4 is the UK’s only publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster, with a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. In addition to the core channel, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects.  Through its film arm Film4 Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.

Associate Partners

By combining technical innovation, domain knowledge and information intelligence, Detica develop, integrate and manage world-class solutions to help our clients deliver critical business services more effectively and economically. Detica also develop solutions to strengthen national security and resilience, enabling citizens to go about their lives freely and with confidence.

Detica is part of BAE Systems. For more information, visit

Edelman is the world's largest independent PR agency and the Communications Partner for ei's Names Not Numbers. We have been studying the drivers of corporate reputation for over 10 years through the Trust Barometer and champion the transformative power of the creative industries

Mumsnet is the UK’s busiest parenting website, with one million unique visitors and 25 million page impressions per month. Established in 2000 by Justine Roberts and Carrie Longton, it hosts a frank and lively talkboard that attracts around 25,000 posts a day, as well as many editorial content areas. The site received a great deal of attention from politicians and the media during the May 2010 General Election, and continues to host regular webchats with senior politicians, as well as public figures of all kinds; recent guests have included Nick Clegg, all five Labour Party leadership contenders, the philosopher AC Grayling, and Dawn French.

Philharmonia Orchestra

Founded in 1945 the Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing, and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching a global audience. Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.  Today, the Philharmonia has the greatest claim of any orchestra to be the UK’s National Orchestra.  It is committed to presenting the same quality, live music-making in venues throughout the country as it brings to London and the great concert halls of the world.

About ei

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