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.

PUBLIC 2019: Year In Review

By | 2019-12-19T11:53:56+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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.

The GovTech Startups Transforming Europe, By Country

By | 2018-09-20T09:18:11+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PUBLIC outlines the most exciting GovTech startups transforming the European public services from HealthTech to CivicTech, from Austria to the UK.

Winners of the #UrbanChallenge announced!

By | 2018-09-20T17:33:31+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PUBLIC has been working with Mayor Andy Street and the West Midlands Combined Authority for the past year on the UrbanChallenge. Find out more about the way UrbanTech is changing the public sector in the region.