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

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 SponsorSuccessful CompanyChallenge
Cairngorms National ParkRapungiHow can we combat bird of prey persecution?
Historic Environment ScotlandReplicadeHow can we monitor visitor numbers to historic sites?
NHS NSSOxidoHow can we better use and understand citizen data?
NHS ScotlandGloamHow can we create a smarter booking system for outpatient appointments?
The Scottish GovernmentWallscopeHow can we use technology to provide better access to public services through mygov.scot?
The Scottish GovernmentBemoHow can we use technology to provide better access to public services through mygov.scot?
Scottish EnterpriseDeep MinerHow can we harness the power of data to create the most positive perception of Scotland across the world?
Stirling CouncilDogfi.sh MobileHow can we better understand our data to improve all aspects of our (Stirling Council’s) services?
Stirling CouncilWittinHow can we better understand our data to improve all aspects of our (Stirling Council’s) services?

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