£20m catalyses govtech innovation
Ahead of this week’s budget, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a £20m govtech fund to help digital boost public sector productivity. The scheme is set to operate by connecting government departments with startups offering digital solutions, through a series of challenges. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Public names GovStart 10 in £20bn market
Public, the new govtech investment firm set up by ex-PM advisor Daniel Korski, is taking a broad view of the sorts of innovation it thinks can transform UK public services in its selection of a first cohort for its GovStart programme, as well as in a major report defining the market overall. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Korski’s £45bn govtech opportunity
Up until last June’s shock referendum result, Daniel Korski was a key pro-EU official at the heart of David Cameron’s Conservative government. This spring, he opened up Public, a VC-backed operation to help tech startups transform public services. In the first of our new AgendaSetters interview series, Korski talks to Julian Blake about his new project.
£50m govtech fund to boost civic innovation
A new £50m fund to back digital innovation in public services is being developed by a former Downing Street advisor to David Cameron and some of the UK’s most pre-eminent venture capitalists. The fund is set to boost civic projects at home and abroad. Julian Blake reports. (more…)