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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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Changing the local government technology market

March 2018

We need to talk about the state of the local government technology market. Last year saw a new push to highlight the importance of “Govtech” and “Urbantech“. The aim is to define and shape the perception of this as a distinct market that’s worth investing […]

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IoD Calls for Open Partnership with Public Sector

January 2018

This week the Institute of Directors (IoD) released a report calling on the public sector to have an ‘open partnership’ with business to enable ministers to ‘deliver the high quality digital services that citizens expect’. The 30,000 member organisation (supported by techUK member Atos) warned in the […]

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 […]

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