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Public brings together experience from the public sector, technology and finance to help startups solve public problems. We aim to become the leading investor in and supporter of technology to transform public services.

COVID-Cast #6 – Tech, Care Homes & COVID: A Difficult Transformation

By | 2020-07-09T10:47:04+00:00 July 9th, 2020|

COVID-Cast is a new weekly podcast from PUBLIC exploring the international response to the Covid-19 crisis from the GovTech community. Listen on the PUBLIC website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts. In the latest episode of COVID-Cast, Edd speaks to Lee Omar, Founder & CIO of Safesteps, about the impact of the COVID-crisis in care [...]

GovTech in Focus: Top tenders and awards, June-July

By | 2020-07-07T08:10:36+00:00 July 7th, 2020|

Startups, we know that selling to the public sector is tough. In a monthly series, PUBLIC – in partnership with Tussell, the data provider on UK government contracts and spend – provides the GovTech community with the lowdown on the most valuable and exciting GovTech tenders issued by public-sector bodies every month – as well [...]

COVID-Cast #5 – A Digital Approach to Beating Loneliness

By | 2020-06-26T13:56:42+00:00 June 26th, 2020|

COVID-Cast is a new weekly podcast from PUBLIC exploring the international response to the Covid-19 crisis from the GovTech community. Listen on the PUBLIC website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts. COVID-Cast returns to explore COVID-19's impact upon our wellbeing, and how different technologies are being used to tackle the loneliness and isolation that may [...]

Sam Gyimah Talk: Innovating in a Crisis

By | 2020-06-26T12:11:21+00:00 June 26th, 2020|Tags: , , |

This week we were joined by Sam Gyimah a former Science and Innovation Minister for the British Government with a number of high profile roles held previously in the Ministry of Justice and Department of Education. With a background in finance and entrepreneurship, Sam is now exploring how new technologies and access to new forms [...]

Providing the human resources needed during a pandemic: An interview with Team Kinetic

By | 2020-06-24T14:05:23+00:00 June 24th, 2020|Tags: |

In March, NHSX launched TechForce19 in partnership with PUBLIC, AHSN and the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government. A month later, 18 companies were announced as winners of the TechForce19 program and began testing their digital solutions across the UK. In this interview we spoke to Chris Martin, Co-Founder of TechForce19 winner Team Kinetic, to hear more about the company’s TechForce19 journey [...]