SERVING CITIZENS BY DELIVERING BETTER OUTCOMES

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

Get Involved
Find Out More

SERVING CITIZENS BY DELIVERING BETTER OUTCOMES

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

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.

Lightning Lab GovTech 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.

Join us on our journey to transform government innovation.

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 2019

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

LIGHTNING LAB GOVTECH DEMO DAY was an opportunity to showcase the citizen-centric solutions that the ten 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.

GOVTECH WORKS

Meet the Teams

Lightning Lab GovTech is becoming a crucial component of enacting swift and meaningful change in New Zealand’s public sector.

From the 22 projects that have been through the programme in the last two years:

13 Projects are currently active

10 Projects have had specific funding allocated.

13 Projects have had their insights incorporated into their sponsor organisations.

7 of the projects are currently active across multiple agencies.

Got a project in mind for GovTech 2020? We want to hear from you!

Latest News

LIGHTNING LAB GOVTECH IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
LIGHTNING LAB GOVTECH IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY