We’ve recently seen a flurry of new startup programmes aimed at supporting tech innovation in public services - from accelerators and incubators to catalysts and challenge prizes.
In this joint CitizenBeta + Tech for Good Meetup we’re bringing together some of these programmes to discuss how they’re supporting startups and public service innovation.
What are the opportunities and challenges for startups in govtech and civic tech?
How do these programmes help startups tackle the challenges of developing and selling tech for public services?
What do they look for when they select startups?
We’ll be joined by speakers from:
Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge
Bethnal Green Ventures
+ more to be announced
**Don’t miss out**
These funding opportunities close soon:
Apply by July 8th for the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge. Offering £15,000 plus partnerships for solutions in 7 challenge areas: dementia, housing and data, active travel, physical activity, isolation and loneliness, electric vehicles and financial inclusion (https://www.civicinnovation.london/).
Apply by July 18th for the 2nd GovTech Catalyst. Offering up to £80,000 to develop a new digital solution to help track waste from source through treatment to end destination (https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/175/overview).
Apply by 25th July for Social Tech Trust's (formerly Nominet Trust) new £0.5m grant fund. Offering up to £45,000 and support for early stage ventures that can demonstrate how tech can reach its transformative potential when it’s driven by one of the greatest opportunities of our time – equality. (https://socialtechtrust.org/investing/apply-for-investment/)
Thanks to Newspeak House for hosting us, and Bethnal Green Ventures for sponsoring drinks.