debug

CivTech 4.0 Demo Day

Wednesday March 4th, 2020

Technology to help plant more trees and reduce the public’s carbon footprint are among the projects that will be unveiled at the CivTech 4.0 Demo Day.trees

The event, now in its fourth year, is an annual showcase of the CivTech programme which encourages councils and government agencies to use technology to solve problems.

More than 600 delegates will gather in Edinburgh to see demonstrations of technology sponsored by the public sector and designed by start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

CivTech 4.0 involves ten public sector challenges. In total, 14 companies were selected to join the digital accelerator programme.

The challenges include:

• a Forestry and Land Scotland challenge to use technology to maximise the supply of tree seed
• a Glasgow City Council challenge to harness data to help people reduce their carbon footprint
• a City of Edinburgh Council challenge to use technology to manage the condition of communal areas in tenements

Public Finance Minister Ben Macpherson said:

“CivTech is a new way of approaching procurement by pairing public service teams with Scotland’s digital entrepreneurial talent.

“The programme provides ways of exploring responses to the most difficult issues we face as a nation, including how we respond to the climate crisis and improve wellbeing for all our citizens.

“CivTech Demo Day is a culmination of months of hard work from our innovative public service challenge sponsors and the companies and entrepreneurs who responded. It is also a platform for companies to showcase their work and encourage other public organisations to consider how they can use technology to solve problems.”

Leave a Reply

debug