THE 2019 COHORT

The GovTech 2019 cohort had a variety of local and central government projects that fit into broad themes including E-government, Transport and Wellbeing

MANAWA

A TOOL TO COLLECT WHĀNAU VOICE AND COMBINE IT WITH EXISTING DATA TO SHIFT THE WAY WE CONTRACT IN THE SOCIAL SECTOR

Te Hau Awhiowhio o Otangarei trust, Te tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Charitable Trust and Social Investment Agency (SIA)

There are significant inequalities between Māori and non-Māori. This gap exists in health and social outcomes, but it also exists in trust and in who is listened to. Manawa have created a tool to amplify whānau voice in the social sector, asking whānau about their wellbeing and how they find their services.

The new information is then combined with existing information to produce holistic, whānau-centred insights for service providers and agencies to adjust, change and redesign the services they deliver.Special thanks to the Westpac Government Innovation fund for their support on this project.

SWELL

HOW CAN TODAY’S EMERGING TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY PEOPLE TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR WELL-BEING IN THEIR SENIOR YEARS?

Horowhenua District Council and Electra

New Zealand’s over 65 population is going to double in the next 10 years.  The current approach to delivering care for this community across a range of complex health issues simply will not cope.

The SWELL team seeks to match the appropriate carer to the requesting senior using a product-service system with artificial intelligence. This platform will allow our community of seniors to access the care and support they actually require at a time that works for them, allowing them to age in place and improve their overall wellbeing.

ARRIVE

AN OPEN MOBILITY MARKETPLACE FOR WELLINGTON CITIZENS TO DISCOVER AND COMPARE A RANGE OF TRANSPORT OPTIONS TO HELP THEM ARRIVE AT THEIR DESTINATION

Greater Wellington Regional Council, Centrality, Wellington City Council, Ministry of Transport and Iomob

The Arrive team has defined the common barriers encountered when trying to use sustainable and public forms of transport and aims to make life easier for Wellington commuters.

Their solution will provide Wellingtonians with the ability to compare the cost, duration, and environmental impact of different transport options as well as the ability to book and pay for all their trips using a single app.

ACTIVATE INNOVATION

UNLOCKING THE INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR THROUGH DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS

Creative HQ

Successful innovative initiatives often occur in isolated pockets as the result of individual efforts rather than as a result of a supportive and empowering institutional environment. A more cohesive approach is required and leaders need better insights to make this a reality.

Activate Innovation developed an Innovation Barometer that will collect data and insights that can be clearly articulated to senior leaders, showing them the areas within their organisations where they could take action and give examples of how to best achieve this.

STRIDE

MAKING PEOPLE’S FIRST STEP TO ACCESSING SUPPORT FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE THE EASIEST STEP TO TAKE

National Council of Independent Women’s Refuges and Ministry of Social Development

New Zealand has a family violence problem, with as many as one in three people experiencing some form of domestic violence in their life. This is happening out of the public eye which makes it difficult to provide help and support to the people who need it most.

The aim of Stride is to create a centralised source of information, connection, and support that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds.

ENGAGING IN A SMART CITY

MAXIMISING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT TO MAKE DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS

Wellington City Council

With less than 40% of Wellington showing up to vote, and considerably less taking the time to put in their two cents throughout the term, the city needs to find a way to get more people involved in local decision making. The team has created a way to engage a wider range of people in conversations about public interest projects.

The proposed solution is a multi-channelled digital platform where people can create personalised profiles which filters through the decisions they want to engage with, based on what they care about, as well as an analytics back-end to assist Councils in understanding public sentiment.

MY INFO. MY WAY.

GIVING NEW ZEALANDERS TRANSPARENCY AND CONTROL OF THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Department of Internal Affairs and ACC

In an age where data breaches are of great concern, it is increasingly important for Kiwis to know where their information is going. However, many New Zealanders sign away a large chunk of info simply by clicking a “YES” box on a website.

My Info. My Way. allows users to track which government organisations have their personal information, how it is used and what they agreed to in the first place.

THINK KAKA

PROTECTING NATURE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE HUMAN WASTE MANAGEMENT

Department of Conservation (DOC)

The resources spent managing human waste by DOC is something many New Zealanders would rather keep out of sight and out of mind. However, innovative and sustainable human waste solutions do exist.

Think Kaka will support people in DOC to make robust, sustainable decisions around wastewater by developing diagnostic and site characterisation tools. These will match the needs of the location with an approved inventory of wastewater solutions through a site assessment.

THE RISK CALCULATORS

REALISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR COMPLEX PROJECTS

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Planning and delivering public transport infrastructure projects in Wellington is a highly complex exercise. Risks to on-time delivery include delays in public consultation, consenting, approvals and procurement. The Risk Calculators team at GWRC has developed a smart online tool to better identify and manage these risks, delivering better public transport infrastructure projects across Wellington.

Since completion of the GovTech programme, the team has been scaling up the tool across all of Greater Wellington’s capital budgets (including flood protection and regional parks projects and programmes), with completion expected by mid-2020.

IRA

AN INDIGENOUS DIGITAL IDENTITY SOLUTION THAT HELPS ENABLE TRUSTWORTHY, SECURE AND MANA ENHANCING ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR WH NAU, HAPŪ, AND IWI

Department of Internal Affairs and Ahau

Having a connection to traditional Māori practices in the digital age can be a challenge for many Māori living in New Zealand. Through the creation of a self-sovereign Māori digital identity passport, Ira will be a starting point where individuals and whānau can use this platform to enable their personal information to be verified, shared, or connected with on their own terms.