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GovTech

GovTech is gaining momentum as it passes from an emergent state and is poised to go global. Its development has drawn comparisons to fintech, a sector which grew sixfold between 2011 and 2015. Both GovTech and fintech benefit from large citizen demand, a permissive policy environment and ready access to tech skills & financial capital. The concept of small businesses bringing innovative solutions to public services, that once proven can move to scale is exciting both political and market interest .

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Five New Trends in UrbanTech and Local Innovation

December 2017

The UK is on the verge of a widespread and sustained moment of local innovation. A recent report from Public found that ‘UrbanTech’ – new digital technologies, provided by small, dynamic companies – has the potential to not only deliver faster, more user-centred local services for citizens, […]

The UK’s £20bn GovTech Opportunity

September 2017

In 2016, founder of the US GovTech Fund Ron Bouganim referred to GovTech as “a market hiding in plain sight”. A year on, there are signs that GovTech – the elephant in the trading room – may be growing too large to be ignored. On […]

Writing ‘the missing chapter’ on local digital services for UK digital policy

July 2017

This post follows on from work on Camden’s digital journey, the take-up of digital strategies and the extent devolution to Metro-Mayors and Combined Authorities is ‘smart devolution’. It proposes 5 steps to address the collaboration deficit across local digital public services, critical questions and actions for digital leaders in […]

Could GovTech become bigger than FinTech?

July 2017

GovTech is gaining momentum as it is passing from an emergent state and is poised to go global, it could be in a similar position to FinTech 5 years ago, according to a report “GovTech: an Emergent Sector Revolutionising Public Services”. Global government spending on […]

GovTech and delivering innovation to Government

July 2017

At the National Digital Conference each year and we have been going for 12, we sit cabaret style for the day and that’s for a good reason. Not only does it give the audience a space to write and place their laptops, but is also […]

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