December 15, 2021
October 31, 2023
Announcing the six innovative startups selected to participate in our 2020 GovStart programme.
Today, PUBLIC is announcing the six innovative startups selected to participate in our 2020 GovStart programme – the UK’s only startup growth programme dedicated to supporting promising new technology companies to scale across Government and the public sector.
This year’s cohort was chosen from more than 100 applications, and includes companies with immediately scalable solutions to challenges PUBLIC has identified as priorities for the public sector over the next year.
With the COVID crisis continuing to drive a radical shift in how citizens and businesses interact with government, public services are under pressure to identify new and innovative ways of delivering for their citizens. Officials will need to secure greater impact in the face of significant operational challenges posed by COVID and limitations on available resources.
As increasingly difficult policy and planning decisions have to be taken, the value of real-time, actionable data and insight has become more important than ever. With this in mind PUBLIC is delighted to be able to support ZenCity and Coplug – two companies that are using different tools to help public bodies plan and deliver the services they provide to their citizens.
Zencity uses advanced AI to provide local government agencies with actionable insights about their communities’ needs and priorities based on discourse in digital channels
Coplug has developed SidM Systems, a powerful spatial analytics digital platform that supports services and infrastructure planning across cities.
With the pandemic forcing people to spend ever more time online, PUBLIC has identified Samurai Labs as a practical tech solution for public bodies working to combat threats in the online harms space.
Samurai Labs is an online safety company keeping children and online communities safe from cyberviolence, sexual predators, suicidality and other threats – before any damage is done.
Finally, uncertainty around a remote economy has led to transformation of service provision in individual sectors; Healthcare, mental health & Wellbeing, and the future of work have rapidly emerged as areas in which procurement and development of new technologies and systems by the Government will be essential.
To this end, GovStart will work with the following companies, helping them to scale their technologies and identify areas where they will be of most value to public bodies in tackling these issues:
Alcuris has developed Memo: an assistive technology platform that prolongs the independence of older/vulnerable individuals, provides reassurance of their wellbeing to friends and family as well as actionable insight to local authorities and care professionals.
TympaHealth are the developers of a mobile ear health clinic which combines high definition otoscopy, hearing screening tests, and ear wax removal, onto one portable device.
Deployed is a productivity platform, supporting users to write performance focused Statements of Work (SoW) with Suppliers.
As part of PUBLIC’s ongoing work to support innovation training in Defence, PUBLIC team members were invited to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth to deliver a unique innovation training day for members of the ship's company.
Between January and June this year, PUBLIC will deliver ‘Innovation in Defence’: three pan-Defence training programmes funded by the DIU. The training aims to equip trainees with the skills, processes and resources to solve complex problems, and test and scale-up innovative ideas to capability in Defence.
Spearheading PUBLIC’s growth strategy with appointment of Former Google Executive Rona Harvey as COO and Ryan Shea as UK Managing Director, further cementing PUBLIC’s position as a market-leader in the digital transformation of the public sector. Harvey and Shea will report directly to CEO, Daniel Korski.
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Netcompany, Mastercard and 60+ speakers - spanning 25+ countries - will convene at the premier GovTech conference at the World Forum November 1 2022.
Today PUBLIC’s latest edition of GovStart onboards its largest cohort of startups from across the GovTech sector to the first free and interactive community & engagement platform helping companies transform the public sector.
Military leaders and startup innovators came together to mark the return of Defence Disrupted - and launch of the AWS Defence Accelerator.
First free and interactive community & engagement platform for 50 selected startups looking to scale across the public sector.
Today, the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and US Navy, has announced that following on from the success of previous years, 43 selected Fellows have hit the ground running with their 12-week immersive education to drive innovation in defence with The Percy Hobart Fellowship.
PUBLIC cements focus with a new visual identity to reflect growth of services as it continues to bring innovation to the public sector.
LONDON – 22 September 2021 – PUBLIC today launches the ‘Public School of Technology’, with a mission to level up the public sector.
Announcing our partnership with the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the City of The Hague and its Convention Bureau.
A new report commissioned by BT and developed by PUBLIC “The Future of Digital Government: A blueprint for the future of digital public services in the UK“ has found that 60% of UK citizens are more confident accessing public services online than they were before COVID-19.
New consortium launches to transform data access and support safety tech companies to build tools to identify and remove harmful content online.