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The destination for insight into the GovTech market in the UK and Europe: PUBLIC’s extensive research on European GovTech; intelligence on spending and innovation trends; and the latest news on the technologies transforming the public sector.

Public confidence in accessing public services online skyrockets during pandemic
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Technology and Workforce Productivity in Health: Important Before, Crucial Now
In the last 18 months the NHS has had to undergo one of the largest staff reorganisations ever seen. Check out this blog post to learn about the shifts transforming the NHS workforce and how tech solutions can provide assistance.
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Tech For Our Planet champion BrainBox AI on moving from pledge to plan in the race to net-zero
A huge congratulations to BrainBox AI who was announced as the winners of the COP26 Tech For Our Planet showcase run by PUBLIC and the Cabinet Office. Check out this interview detailing their innovative digital solution and journey through the Tech For Our Planet process!
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Nov 23, 2021
Making procurement greener and more sustainable: working on new guidance for global governments
With COP26 over, there has never been more interest in sustainability across the world - but nor has there probably been more frustration given all the lofty talk and little concrete action. 
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The possibilities of Gamification for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In this blog post we explore the ways in which Gamification and serious games are beginning to be utilised as a new form of de-biased assessment and the contribution these new methods will have in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace.
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GOVTECH IN FOCUS: TOP TENDERS & AWARDS, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER
In a monthly series in partnership with Tussell we provide the GovTech community with the lowdown on the most valuable and exciting tenders issued by public-sector bodies.
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How to eliminate wasted energy
In the lead up to COP26 this year, we’ll be showcasing each of the Tech For Our Planet startups. In an interview with measurable.energy’s CEO & Co-Founder, Dan Williams, we discover how The m.e Platform is designed to eliminate all wasted energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from buildings, automatically and without any extra burden to occupants. 
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Is gamification the solution to sustainable behaviour change?
In this article, Jessica Taylor explains how governments can adopt methods of 'Gamification' to engage individuals, organisations and communities in sustainable behavioural change. ‍
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How to measure and reduce carbon emissions at scale.
In the lead up to COP26 this year, we’ll be showcasing each of the Tech For Our Planet startups. In an interview with Sweep’s CEO & Co-Founder, Rachel Delcaour, we learn how the power of collaboration within networks is pivotal in assisting the decarbonisation of entire sectors and industries.
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Oct 29, 2021
Why reducing food waste could be more impactful than wind turbines
In the lead up to COP26 this year, we’ll be showcasing each of the Tech For Our Planet startups. In an interview with OLIO’s CEO,Tessa Clarke, we learn how reducing food waste could be one of the most impactful solutions to reversing global warming.
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Oct 28, 2021
Can satellites help us catch the next climate change disaster from space?
Dr. Genevieve Patenaude, CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Blox, tells PUBLIC about the exponential potential of satellite observations to support a sustainable planet.
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Oct 25, 2021
Net Zero Nations: how civic engagement sits at the heart of climate action
In the lead up to COP26 this year, we’ll be showcasing each of the Tech For Our Planet startups, selected to showcase their technologies in the green zone in Glasgow. In an interview with Irys’ CEO and Co-Founder, Beto Altamirano, we learn how technology can bridge the gap between city governments and the people they serve to meet climate targets.
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Oct 21, 2021
AI to improve the sustainability of global food production
In the lead up to COP26 this year, we’ll be showcasing each of the Tech For Our Planet startups, selected to showcase their technologies in the green zone in Glasgow. This week we spoke to Matthew Guinness, VP Sustainability at Hummingbird Technologies to hear more about their AgriTech solution.
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Oct 20, 2021
Can technology actually change healthcare?
Does new technology actually improve public services or is there too much focus on gadgets , innovations and new technologies? PUBLIC's CEO explores.
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Oct 18, 2021
Introducing INDEX - A cross-government digital information and data exchange
Over the past few months, PUBLIC has been supporting the Cabinet Office to launch the Information & Data Exchange (INDEX), an exciting new initiative focused on improving the way in which the intelligence assessment community consumes, stores and shares information and assessed data from across HMG.
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Sep 16, 2021
Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge
We announce the suppliers participating in the PLIC programme launched by PUBLIC and the The Ministry of Justice!
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Sep 16, 2021
Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge
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Sep 10, 2021
GOVTECH IN FOCUS: TOP TENDERS & AWARDS, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER
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Sep 6, 2021
Introducing INDEX
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Aug 25, 2021
Can GovTech incentivise people to live healthier lives?
We identify some of the most interesting technological solutions in the field to see what the future of behaviour change incentivisation holds.
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Aug 4, 2021
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards July - August
In a monthly series in partnership with Tussell we provides the GovTech community with the lowdown on the most valuable and exciting tenders issued by public-sector bodies.
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Aug 4, 2021
Women in GovTech an interview with Katie Patrick
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Jul 14, 2021
Utilising Gamification to Increase Vaccine Coverage
In this article, Summer Intern Jessica Taylor explains how citizens can be incentivised to get their COVID-19 vaccine through methods of 'Gamification' - the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.
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Jun 23, 2021
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders & Awards, May - June
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Jun 9, 2021
Homelessness tech to support people into work
In this interview, we spoke to Alex Stephany, CEO and Founder of social impact startup and TechForce19 winner, Beam. Beam is a startup which crowdsources new career opportunities for homeless men and women, using technology to find scalable solutions to one of the toughest social problems.
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Jun 4, 2021
Innovative opportunities for SMEs to reduce reoffending
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Jun 1, 2021
Supporting the growth of GovTech ecosystems across Europe
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May 26, 2021
Helping European cities to manage micro-mobility
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May 26, 2021
Helping Local Councils 'Build Back Better'
PUBLIC hosted a roundtable event for local council members to showcase tech innovations from startups looking to support local councils with building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 24, 2021
Royal Navy and RAF Fellows return to ranks to drive digital innovation
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May 12, 2021
STARTUP ZERO
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Apr 28, 2021
Remote monitoring’s role in the future of integrated care
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Apr 14, 2021
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders & Awards, March-April
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Apr 21, 2021
Percy Hobart Fellowship - The Journey So Far
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Mar 26, 2021
PUBLIC submission to COVID-Status Certification Review
PUBLIC believes that a well-designed COVID-Status certification solution - with effective governance and processes in place to mitigate against legal, ethnical and privacy concerns - could be an effective tool for use in limiting further spread of COVID-19.
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Mar 16, 2021
GovTech in Focus: Top tenders & awards, February - March
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Mar 14, 2021
Fellowship assembles Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel to kickstart innovation in UK Defence
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Mar 10, 2021
GovStart 2020/21 Halfway through the programme
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Mar 8, 2021
Closing the Gap in Female Representation
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Mar 8, 2021
Women in GovTech: An interview with Rachael Grimaldi
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Mar 11, 2021
GovTech in The Netherlands
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Feb 16, 2021
Gamifying Government
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Feb 11, 2021
GovTech in Focus: Top tenders & Awards, January - February
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Feb 10, 2021
GovStart 20/21 - Two months in
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Jan 1, 1970
‘Online Safety Data Initiative’ launches to transform data access for online harms
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Feb 4, 2021
‘Online Safety Data Initiative’ launches to transform data access for online harms
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Jan 27, 2021
Helping people to hear: An interview with TympaHealth
We spoke to Krishan Ramdoo, CEO and Founder of GovStart company TympaHealth to find out more about how their technology is helping patients with their hearing.
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Jan 8, 2021
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards, December-January
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Jan 1, 1970
PUBLIC-TV - 2021: What next for Digital Government?
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Jan 1, 1970
Unblur
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Dec 22, 2020
What the new government procurement rules could mean for the UK's startup and tech sector
Last week, the Cabinet Office published the 'Transforming public procurement' Green Paper. This paper contains an ambitious set of new proposals for the UK's future post-Brexit procurement approach.
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Dec 19, 2020
GovStart 2020 - Three weeks in
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Jan 1, 1970
Nils Hofmann
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Dec 15, 2020
GovStart Germany 2020: 5 companies selected to drive forward digital government
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Dec 15, 2020
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders & Awards, November-December
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Dec 15, 2020
GovStart 2020: "This year, We felt we needed to do things a little differently"
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Dec 15, 2020
GovStart 2020: Six companies announced to help public services 'Build Back Better'
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Dec 15, 2020
Harnessing CleanTech to reach climate action targets
As London celebrates Climate Action Week, and the UK gets ready to host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) next year, here’s why we think CleanTech can have a positive impact.
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Jan 1, 1970
PUBLI
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Nov 22, 2020
Test blog post
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Jan 1, 1970
Forming a Diversity Action Plan
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Oct 7, 2020
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards, September - October
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Jan 1, 1970
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards, September - October
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Oct 6, 2020
Who Can You Trust?
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Oct 6, 2020
Helping people access the labour market: An Interview with SkillLab
Following this year's GovTech Summit, we spoke to PitchGovTech winner Karim Bin-Humam about his startup SkillLab, advice for founders, and future plans.
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Oct 2, 2020
GovTech Summit 2020: From Crisis to Recovery - Our highlights
The GovTech Summit opened with a bang yesterday (29 September) - as former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Chair of the Institute for Global Change, Rt Hon. Tony Blair suggested the political class had failed to grasp the potential of technology.
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Sep 25, 2020
An interview with Mark Greenaway, Head of Northern Europe Enterprise, Adobe
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Sep 25, 2020
GovTech Summit: An Interview with Dominic Campbell, CEO, FutureGov
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Sep 21, 2020
First cohort of Percy Hobart Fellowship pitch startup ideas to the Royal Navy and celebrate Graduation
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Sep 16, 2020
Selling to the Public Sector - What do I need to know: Digital Accessibility
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Sep 4, 2020
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards, August-September
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Sep 2, 2020
The GovTech Summit 2020: From Crisis to Recovery
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Aug 26, 2020
The Percy Hobart Fellowship - Three Weeks Left
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Aug 19, 2020
GovStart Alumni Profile: Goodbox
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Aug 12, 2020
The Percy Hobart Fellowship - Halfway through the Programme
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Aug 7, 2020
GovTech in Focus Top Tenders and Awards July-August
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Aug 5, 2020
GovTech is now - backing companies helping the government during the crisis and beyond
PUBLIC has launched GovStart 2020 - our growth programme helping startups transform the public sector. ‍
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Jul 29, 2020
GovStart Alumni Profile: Cyan Forensics
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Jul 22, 2020
The Percy Hobart Fellowship - Four Weeks In
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Jul 22, 2020
GovStart 2020 Applications Open
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Jul 22, 2020
Solving the homelessness crisis: An interview with Beam
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Jul 9, 2020
COVID-Cast #6 - Tech, Care Homes & COVID: A difficult transformation
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Jun 26, 2020
COVID-Cast #5 - A digital approach to beating loneliness
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Jun 11, 2020
COVID-Cast #4 - Bridging the Health Information Gap
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Apr 17, 2019
G-Cloud: A 'How-to' Guide
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May 3, 2018
G-Cloud 11: A Starter-Kit for joining
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Jun 29, 2020
Help at the touch of a button: An interview with Buddi
In this interview we spoke to Ro Murray, VP Connect at TechForce19 winner Buddi, to hear more about the company’s TechForce19 journey deploying the Buddi Connect app to help the elderly and vulnerable through Covid-19.
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Jun 22, 2020
Mobilising volunteers during COVID-19: An interview with Peopletoo
In this interview we spoke to Kirsty Jordan, Services Developer at TechForce19 winner Peopletoo, to hear more about the company’s TechForce19 journey in partnership with Novoville, deploying the GetVolunteering platform.
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Jun 24, 2020
Providing the human resources needed during a pandemic: an interview with team Kinetic
In this interview we spoke to Chris Martin, Co-Founder of TechForce19 winner Team Kinetic, to hear more aboutthe company’s TechForce19 journey deploying technology to manage volunteers support the most vulnerable in communities across the UK.
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Jun 26, 2020
Sam Gyimah Talk: Innovating in a Crisis
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Jun 18, 2020
Scaling in a Crisis: A focus on GovTech
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Jul 1, 2020
Streamlining Clinical Information in Care Homes: An Interview with Feebris
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Jul 6, 2020
Supporting Independence: An Interview with Just Checking
In this interview we spoke to Amy Lewis, Director at TechForce19 winner Just Checking, to hear more aboutthe company’s TechForce19 journey deploying their technology to remotely monitor the elderly and vulnerable.
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Jun 15, 2020
Supporting New Parents: An Interview with Peppy
In this interview we spoke to Evan Harris, Co-Founder of TechForce19 winner Peppy, to hear more about the company’s TechForce19 journey, deploying technology to support the mental health of new parents.
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Jun 5, 2020
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards, May-June
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Jul 7, 2020
GovTech in Focus: Top Tenders and Awards, June-July
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Jun 17, 2020
Everything you need to know about G-Cloud
If you’re looking to sell your technology to the public sector, learning more about the UK government’s G-Cloud framework is a great place to start. In this article our Head of Research, Johnny Hugill outlines the purpose of G-Cloud, how the framework is used, and how you can apply and get on G-Cloud.
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Jun 6, 2020
#BlackLivesMatter
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Jul 2, 2017
State of the UK GovTech Market
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Nov 7, 2017
The Rise of UrbanTech
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Apr 2, 2018
The Promise of HealthTech
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Nov 24, 2021
Game Design for Public Services
In this report, we explore the power of Gamification as a design toolkit to engage citizens in public initiatives.
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Nov 16, 2021
Startup Zero 2.0
Startup Zero 2.0 reflects on the key verticals with exciting opportunities for CleanTech innovation.
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Oct 14, 2021
The Future of Digital Government
To refocus digital public services on better outcomes for citizens.
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Oct 13, 2021
The State of European GovTech
This report surveys the state of European GovTech in 2021.
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Nov 7, 2017
The Rise of UrbanTech
How new technology is reinventing local public services
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Apr 2, 2018
The Promise of HealthTech
How digital innovators are transforming the NHS
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Oct 2, 2018
Police Tech Pioneers
How new technology startups are set to transform policing
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Oct 2, 2018
Frictionless Trade
How new technology will power international trade
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Aug 1, 2019
Buying Into The Future
How To Deliver Innovation Through Public Procurement
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Aug 17, 2019
Geospatial Technology
How New Technologies Will Shape the Future of the UK’s Geospatial Sector
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May 12, 2021
Startup Zero
Read PUBLIC's new research report exploring the innovators powering the UK's climate ambition
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Mar 11, 2021
GovTech In The Netherlands
Read PUBLIC's new research report exploring the Dutch GovTech market.
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Nov 14, 2019
GovTech En France
État des lieux et perspectives
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Sep 9, 2019
Trade 2.0
How Startups are Driving the Next Generation of Maritime Trade
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Sep 9, 2019
Time For Launch
How Government can take advantage of the Space & Satellite Opportunity
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We share the latest insights from across the GovTech Community.
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Public confidence in accessing public services online skyrockets during pandemic

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World leaders join GovTech Summit to set out vision for new wave of digital government

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PUBLIC partners with City of the Hague and Ministry of the Interior to host GovTech Summit

Announcing our partnership with the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the City of The Hague and its Convention Bureau.
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Making procurement greener and more sustainable: working on new guidance for global governments

With COP26 over, there has never been more interest in sustainability across the world - but nor has there probably been more frustration given all the lofty talk and little concrete action. 
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Is gamification the solution to sustainable behaviour change?

In this article, Jessica Taylor explains how governments can adopt methods of 'Gamification' to engage individuals, organisations and communities in sustainable behavioural change. ‍
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How to measure and reduce carbon emissions at scale.

In the lead up to COP26 this year, we’ll be showcasing each of the Tech For Our Planet startups. In an interview with Sweep’s CEO & Co-Founder, Rachel Delcaour, we learn how the power of collaboration within networks is pivotal in assisting the decarbonisation of entire sectors and industries.
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Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge

A challenge programme to develop and test novel solutions that can support prison leavers as they re-enter society, and contribute to breaking the cycle of reoffending.
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Dataport x PUBLIC Germany

In the context of a strategic partnership, PUBLIC Germany supports Dataport, Germany's largest public IT service provider, in exploring and harnessing the potential of GovTech startups for public administration.
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Innovation in Procurement

In 2020 PUBLIC worked with the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) to assess barriers preventing procurement collaboration between London boroughs.
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Game Design for Public Services

In this report, we explore the power of Gamification as a design toolkit to engage citizens in public initiatives.
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Startup Zero 2.0

Startup Zero 2.0 reflects on the key verticals with exciting opportunities for CleanTech innovation.
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The Future of Digital Government

To refocus digital public services on better outcomes for citizens.