There will be a number of projects taking part in the inaugural Lightning Lab GovTech. For 2018, the projects come from both central and local governments. Each of the projects fit into one of the broad themes below.
Governments globally are planning for a more digital future
In New Zealand, public service interactions with citizens are becoming more efficient, but there’s still room for improvement.
Digital access is widespread, but for more streamlined nation-wide interactions between government and citizens, governments need to build confidence with the public.
Build a more connected New Zealand.
New Zealand’s landscapes are world famous
A draw for tourists from around the world, New Zealand’s scenery is like mother nature’s film-set, but it’s at risk.
New Zealand has many beautiful, natural features and local and central government want to keep them looking their best, starting with our waterways.
Protect one of our country’s best-looking assets.
Solving social issues is a team effort
Agencies have limited time and resources. So that they can provide for New Zealanders who require the attention most, there’s a growing need for self-managed services.
Collaboration is at the heart of social, so to make a positive and long-lasting difference in the social sector the support of the public is needed.
Positively impact everyday New Zealanders.
Education is the key to positive impact.
Investing in citizens through education helps them develop and grow with those around them.
New Zealand is known for its people-first values, with hundreds of caring communities making it the great place that it is.