Across Europe, governments are slowly undergoing a dramatic technological transformation. From central government departments, to cities, to schools, to hospitals, to police forces, technology is profoundly changing the way that public services are being delivered and operated. At the forefront of this change is a new ecosystem of innovative technology startups and scaleups. ‘GovTech’ refers [...]
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.
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.
In a new series, PUBLIC is profiling Europe's leading GovTech cities, and showcasing the top startups that are transforming public services. Barcelona is a model for how effective digital strategies can power local innovation. With one of Europe’s strongest startup ecosystems, the city is taking steps to empower smaller tech companies to deliver key digital public services in markets traditionally dominated by large-scale corporate suppliers.