How ‘Accessibility Tech’ will be a key trend for European startups, investors and cities in 2020

By | 2020-02-24T16:45:11+00:00 February 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The rise of the smart city poses a new and difficult problem for governments: as more services move online, and the nature of those services becomes increasingly complex, they risk becoming inaccessible to large groups of the population. A diverse group of European startups are working to tackle this problem by developing solutions to make smart cities work for all inhabitants, regardless of their accessibility needs.

Conversations with founders: How to build a GovTech startup

By | 2020-02-19T13:10:23+00:00 February 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As part of our research for PUBLIC’s upcoming report on the background of GovTech founders we interviewed 8 startup founders to explore some of the challenges and successes encountered when building a GovTech startup.

GovTech in Focus: January’s top tenders and awards

By | 2020-02-13T16:14:35+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

In the first of a new 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 as the opportunities you might have missed.  [...]

Tech & trust: good news for GovTech in Edelman’s 2020 Trust Barometer

By | 2020-02-05T15:48:16+00:00 February 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week, for the twentieth year in a row, PR giant Edelman launched its Trust Barometer. The annual survey assesses global public trust in the four institutions that are pillars of modern life: Government, Business, the Media, and Non-Governmental Organisations (third sector, etc.).

A representative body of online safety innovators and stakeholders emerges

By | 2019-12-17T15:12:28+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On Friday 29 November 2019, Cyan Forensics and PUBLIC invited a range of innovators and other stakeholders from the online safety community to meet in Westminster. The group gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities in front of them.

Novoville Survey: Bridging the gap between citizens and their city

By | 2019-12-11T17:23:37+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local authorities run the risk of letting down citizens that depend on them if they fail to respond to consumer appetites for digitisation of basic services. Earlier this year, citizen engagement startup (and GovStart 2018 participant) Novoville issued a survey, with the purpose of identifying citizens perceptions about the services their local government provides. Here we take a look at the results of the survey, and explore some of the key findings surrounding the digitalisation of local services.

GovTech in Focus: DevTech

By | 2019-05-14T19:11:45+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mira Cole-Wijaya looks into the technology transforming development, from financial inclusion to education to connectivity.