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Winners take forward CivTech 2.0

Nine firms to lead tech drive in public sector

Derek Mackay: highly regarded technology (photo by Terry Murden)


Nine projects have been selected to help drive a new approach to bringing Scotland’s technology know-how to public sector services.

The Scottish Government-run CivTech accelerator programme harnesses “entrepreneurial tech innovation” – typically from start-ups and SMEs – to solve public sector challenges.

The aim is to leverage technology to create better public services and economic development opportunities.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced the winners of a pilot scheme and their solutions during a visit to CodeBase in Edinburgh.

He 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.”

Challenge Sponsor

Successful Company

Challenge

Cairngorms Mountain Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage

Rapungi Ltd

How can we combat bird of prey persecution?

Historic Environment Scotland

Replicade Ltd

How can we monitor visitor numbers to historic sites?

NHS NSS

Oxido Ltd

How can we better use and understand citizen data?

NHS Scotland

Gloam Ltd

How can we create a smarter booking system for outpatient appointments?

The Scottish Government

Wallscope Ltd

How can we use technology to provide better access to public services through mygov.scot?

The Scottish Government

Bemo Ltd

How can we use technology to provide better access to public services through mygov.scot?

Scottish Enterprise

Deep Miner Ltd

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?

 

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