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Scottish Government CivTech® pilot 2016 - What is CivTech®?

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A unique opportunity has arrived: use digital technology to improve public sector services, win contracts, build business – and along the way make everyone’s life a bit better. The CivTech® pilot is harnessing new technologies to drive daring and innovation in the public sector. It brings together private sector innovation, public sector organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which will translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for everyone. 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. And crucially it’s going to create a swift, secure and practical pathway for those businesses to win public sector contracts. This is your chance to take a problem identified by a public sector organisation, solve it, and grow your business. Want to know more? Find how to get involved: https://civtech.atlassian.net Follow us on Twitter @CivTechScotland __________________________________________________________________ Transcript:CivTech is a pilot being run by the Scottish Government's Digital Directorate. Its mission is to drive daring and innovation in the public sector. We want to harness the power of digital innovation to create new products for the public sector that improve services, cut costs, free up resources, and make user experiences better. So how does it work? In essence, you've got a flow that works around solving public sector challenges, through to putting them out to a digital ecosystem, selecting the best solutions to then run them through an accelerator, to help commercialise and then internationalise the product. There are two strands to this. One is around delivering better digital services for the public sector and two providing economic development opportunities. So on one hand you have challenge sponsors (public sector organisations), and on the other start-ups/scale-ups interested participants developing solutions so that the citizen - at the top of our hierarchy - is the person who benefits most from what we're developing. Alexander Holt – June 2016