PUBLIC was founded to address the burgeoning need for startups to provide innovative solutions to public service requirements. Across our companies for GovStart we have ensured these innovative pursuits are reflected in the companies that are part of our GovStart Programme.
This week we have decided to focus on some of our emerging sectors and spotlight the fantastic companies that are radically transforming the way people engage with these markets.
All of these companies work across public service provision in some of the key markets that everyday citizens interact with.
TransportTech is an emerging market which has been significantly successful in the past few years. Many of these companies engage with the wider social system to improve the daily lives of citizens and link into the wider smart city ecosystem.
Caura is a payment platform for your car to manage tolls, city charges, vehicle tax, MOT and insurance.
PUBLIC has worked extensively in the Justice space - from working with frontline services to reviewing data capabilities to provide greater service of care to those affected by the justice system. As a result we have been fortunate enough to engage with fantastic justice companies that work diligently to create a cohesive and safe environment for citizens.
Cyber Defence Service - Specialising in the cyber, radio-frequency, and electromagnetic environments – we provide real-time analysis and exposure of the invisible battlespace. We achieve this through developing secure platforms and methodologies that connect advanced hardware to secure cloud-based software systems.
Vistalworks - Vistalworks has developed risk-scoring and intelligence technology that supports national efforts to maintain economic security, and protect consumers, society and the environment from the harms of online illicit trade. We’ve a GovTech intelligence solution live in the UK (used by HMRC, Police Scotland, and Trading Standards Scotland) and an EU sister company based in Estonia.
EdTech has seen a phenomenal growth in the past few years as the emergence of remote work and remote learning has required government institutions to rapidly upskill their online learning abilities. Companies such as Skilllab provide opportunities to employers, employees and freelancers to create new skills and arm themselves with new opportunities which can then inform local policy design.
SkillLab - SkillLab develops technology to connect people, jobs, and education on the level of skills. With its solutions, the company empowers employment and training service providers to digitally enhance career guidance services, analyse skills gaps and inform local policy and training design.
Explore the transformative potential of the next round of GovTech Connect 2024 Boot Camps, where startups will converge to pioneer smart solutions for sustainable, innovative cities,
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PUBLIC's Head of Communications, Natasha Wren, sits down with Chiara Carlini, our Head of Open Innovation Programmes at PUBLIC, to explore her journey and insights into the innovation ecosystem across Europe.
You might think of Extended Reality (XR) - also often referred to as immersive technology - as something reserved largely for the gaming industry, but in our new blog, we delve into the transformative impact that these technologies can have on mental health services.
The latest Defence Command Paper was released last month in an attempt to address risks in a changing defence environment for the UK and across NATO. Whilst much is positive at least in intent, a gap remains between what the DCP proposes and what can actually be delivered.
The Ministry of Defence is the single largest customer for UK industry, committed to £190bn over the next decade. Given this scale and the critical need for capabilities, its vital that MOD procurement is fit-for-purpose. In this blog we explore the current procurement system, its disconnect with SME’s, and how change is coming.
How can challenge and accelerator programmes support better collaboration between defence primes and startups?
In this article we hear from the COO of Beam, Seb Barker, who co-founded the social enterprise back in 2017 as the first crowdfunding platform for homeless people. Seb shares the story of Kateryna, a refugee from Ukraine who was able to raise money through Beam to pursue her career in the UK.
In June we kicked off our brand new GovStart programme - taking on a cohort of 34 startups across a number of different sectors. In this blog post we delve into the solutions of our 7 Procurement and Business Systems startups spanning areas such as Public Procurement, financial management, Property Data and Payments.
This month we kicked off our brand new GovStart programme - taking on a cohort of 34 startups across a number of different sectors. In this blog post we delve into the solutions of our 7 Privacy, Security and Online Safety startups spanning areas such as Disinformation detection, AI auditing and identity verification.
In this blog post, we outline our response to the question posed in the AWS Defence Accelerator challenge area looking at how we can make defence more resilient to cyber threats and ensure its ability to deliver on mission demands. It will refer to the National Cyber Strategy 2022 and encourage startups in cyber to apply to the programme.