Tel Aviv has a long history of tech innovation, and by any measure, its GovTech ecosystem is booming.
London combines the advantages of one of the strongest startup ecosystems in the world with the ambitions of a government that is supportive of enabling entrepreneurs to create an ecosystem of innovators transforming public services.
Not only does Tallinn boast the world’s most mature and sophisticated and e-government system, it is also home to an emerging ecosystem of startups aiming to transform key public services.
Despite relatively limited engagement between the startup ecosystem and Government compared with other European cities, Milan has a pipeline of companies capable of transforming the country’s public services.
Dublin’s strong local accelerator and investor ecosystem has helped to establish the city as one of Europe’s central GovTech hubs: a position that could be strengthened further by the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Forward Health, a member of PUBLIC’s most recent GovStart cohort, has recently secured $3.9 million in seed funding. We spoke to Forward about how they got here, what they’re doing now, and what they hope to be doing in the future.
Johnny Hugill introduces PUBLIC’s latest report Frictionless Trade and outlines how new technologies have the potential to transform how the UK conducts trade with other nations.
With Europe’s fastest broadband speeds, startup visas for overseas entrepreneurs, and a strong funding ecosystem for new companies, Amsterdam has firmly established itself as one of Europe’s leading GovTech cities.
With a new blockchain-powered GovTech competition, and an increasing number of startup incubators, Lisbon has created a seeding ecosystem that is attracting entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas from across Europe to grow their businesses.