The CivTech® pilot offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way by solving a Challenge, building a product, and developing a relationship with a major public sector organisation. It's a chance to build a business, and do some good along the way. Backed by the Scottish Government, it’s going to provide an unprecedented route for entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and other businesses to develop the benefits of digital transformation in the public sector.
The Challenges you find have been set by public sector organisations and are the ones that you can apply to solve within the CivTech® pilot.
Challenge 1: How can we help improve air quality in urban areas?
Challenge 2: How can we make our flood forecasting information better used by a wider audience?
Challenge 3: How can we get health and social care data and analysis to the widest possible audience?
Challenge 4: How can we make our data publications more accessible and appealing?
Challenge 5: How can we promote the tourist destinations along the A9?
Challenge 6: How can we use technology to design smart roads?
They will take three potential solution providers per Challenge to take part in the Exploration Stage. This is a contract with the Challenge Sponsor, for which each participating team is paid £2,000 (+vat if applicable) over a two week period.
At this stage we have one solution provider per Challenge joining the Accelerator programme. This is a contract with the Challenge Sponsor, for which each participating team is paid £15,000 (+vat if applicable) over a three month period. A Pre-commercialisation stage allows for further field testing and implementation prior to a full product launch and deployment. The value of the contract at this stage will vary from Challenge to Challenge.
The competition is open from 29th June until 25th July.
For further information and to apply please visit https://civtech.atlassian.net/