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.
We spoke to Nils Hoffmann, our new Head of GovStart Germany, to hear about his experience managing a government innovation lab and why he joined PUBLIC.
In 2019, GovTech hit the European mainstream: investors (public and private) finally started to throw their weight behind the concept that tech startups are the future of public services; digital transformation became the name of the game for a number of key players across the continent for whom the potential for innovation among private tech [...]
2019 has been a huge year for PUBLIC. From launching the first ever pan-European GovTech program and taking on 14 new companies, to moving into PUBLIC Hall and doubling our team across four offices - here are some of our top achievements from this year. JANUARY GovStart company Patchwork is nominated for the 2019 HSJ [...]
With a startup ecosystem valued at $4.5 billion, the capital of Bavaria is now becoming increasingly attractive for entrepreneurs wishing to improve people's lives - from healthcare to smart city to ethical finance.
Many European universities have now established schools and departments to specifically focus on digitisation and innovation in governance. Check out the top 5 most innovative universities in Europe.
With around 500 new tech startups founded each year, and a new government investment fund for high-growth tech companies, Berlin is likely to be the destination of the next generation of leading GovTech innovators.