Building ‘Brand Scotland’, better public services; CivTech 2.0 winners unveiled

CivTech 2.0Nine 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?