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CivTech 2.0 Seeks Digital Tech Innovators Capable of Solving Civic Challenges in Scotland

Entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and other companies may work towards the digital transformation of the public sector through CivTech 2.0.

Administered through the Scottish Government directorate, CivTech matches digital tech innovators with public sector organisations that are looking to create digital solutions for a variety of "civic challenges". A new set of challenges have been posed to which interested companies and individuals should propose a solution:

  • Cairngorms National Parks Authority/ Scottish Natural Heritage: Tackling the persecution of birds of prey.
  • Historic Environment Scotland: Tracking visitors to historic attractions in Scotland.
  • NHS National Services Scotland/Scottish Government: Improving access to Scotland's statistical information.
  • NHS Scotland: Creating a smarter system for booking outpatient appointments.
  • Scottish Government: How might the Scottish Government use data to improve public services access through
  • Scottish Enterprise: How might networks be better mobilised is order to build brand Scotland?
  • Stirling Council: Capturing and using data for the improvement of local services.

Successful applicants will receive payment for co-designing and co-developing new products. There is an Exploration Stage (£3,000), an Accelerator Stage (£17,000) and a Commercialisation (the amount is dependent on the Challenge and the nature of the product).

Applications are welcome from a diverse range of entrants including organisations from the private and the public sector, citizens, academia, research centres and students. The judging panel will be considering the overview of idea, level of innovation, commercial potential and commitment to schedule when makes their decision.

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2017, before 9am.

For further information, interested parties should visit the CivTech website

Source: CivTech, 15/05/2017

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