Nine projects will “drive forward new approaches to public sector innovation”, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, said as he unveiled the winning bidders of CivTech 2.0.
The Scottish Government-run accelerator programme harnesses entrepreneurial technology innovation – typically from start-ups and SMEs – to solve identified public sector challenges, with the aim of creating better public services and economic development opportunities.
Announcing the winners during a visit to Codebase in Edinburgh, Mackay said: “Scotland is highly regarded around the world for supporting ambitious businesses to innovate and grow.
“Following a hugely successful pilot earlier in the year, I am delighted to announce the winning companies who will now work to create innovative solutions to public sector challenges. These range from a smarter booking system for outpatient appointments, to using data to improve global perceptions of Scotland, to combating bird of prey persecution.
“As the first pan-public sector tech accelerator of its kind, CivTech® has already demonstrated its ability to build businesses, create jobs and enhance our international reputation for innovation, while driving improvement in the delivery of public services. I now look forward to seeing this success emulated in CivTech® 2.0.”
The full list of successful projects for CivTech 2.0:
|Challenge Sponsor||Successful Company||Challenge|
|Cairngorms National Park||Rapungi||How can we combat bird of prey persecution?|
|Historic Environment Scotland||Replicade||How can we monitor visitor numbers to historic sites?|
|NHS NSS||Oxido||How can we better use and understand citizen data?|
|NHS Scotland||Gloam||How can we create a smarter booking system for outpatient appointments?|
|The Scottish Government||Wallscope||How can we use technology to provide better access to public services through mygov.scot?|
|The Scottish Government||Bemo||How can we use technology to provide better access to public services through mygov.scot?|
|Scottish Enterprise||Deep Miner||How can we harness the power of data to create the most positive perception of Scotland across the world?|
|Stirling Council||Dogfi.sh Mobile||How can we better understand our data to improve all aspects of our (Stirling Council’s) services?|
|Stirling Council||Wittin||How can we better understand our data to improve all aspects of our (Stirling Council’s) services?|