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Want to be involved in the next NZ GovTech programme focusing on sustainability?

GovTech Accelerator is NZ’s government innovation programme that creates valuable projects in three months; reducing costs and de-risking innovation in the public sector.

Serving citizens by delivering better outcomes.

We are in an age of increasing uncertainty and complexity. This complexity requires a public sector that has the agility to adapt to the needs of its citizens, at scale, without leaving the most vulnerable behind.

We believe that meaningful change requires new ways of looking at the world, finding opportunities and shaking up the way things ‘should be’ done.

The GovTech Accelerator provides an opportunity for local and central government agencies, from New Zealand and abroad, to tackle some of the world’s most significant and most urgent public sector issues.

Over the last three years, the NZ GovTech Accelerator has worked with 15 central government agencies, 8 local government bodies, and 12 NGOs or startups on 30 projects, all working on making New Zealand a better place for citizens. Read our 2021 Impact Report to find out how we’re helping the Public Sector innovate.

You can see the innovation potential that has been brought to life by the process that the teams have gone through.”

PAUL JAMES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DIA

“Innovative governments matter because they service their people better and service is what government’s about.”

PETE HODGSON – PATRON OF LIGHTNING LAB GOVTECH 2019

“Matching creative people with big problems, add some government backing; this is how we’re going to change things.”

JEN RUTHERFORD, SPARK

DEMO DAY 2020

A BIG PART OF CREATING LASTING IMPACT IS ENSURING THAT THESE PROJECTS SHARE THEIR SUCCESS WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY.

GOVTECH DEMO DAY was an opportunity to showcase the citizen-centric solutions that the eight teams had developed over the previous three months.

The event was attended by ministers, government officials, stakeholders, media and the public, all expressing an interest in the future of GovTech in Aotearoa. The cohort’s journey doesn’t end at Demo Day. We cannot wait to see how these projects develop and impact their agencies beyond the project.

Got a project in mind for GovTech 2021? We want to hear from you!

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