The Lightning Lab GovTech 2019 cohort has a variety of local and central government projects that fit into broad themes including E-government, Transport and Wellbeing.
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 to adjust, change and redesign the services they deliver.
PROTECTING NATURE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE HUMAN WASTE MANAGEMENT
Department of Conservation (DOC)
The amount of 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 decisions around wastewater by developing diagnostic and site characterisation tools.
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.
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. A team sponsored by Wellington City Council has devised a way to engage a wider range of people in conversations about public interest projects. The proposed solution is a multi-channeled 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.
AN INDIGENOUS DIGITAL IDENTITY SOLUTION THAT HELPS ENABLE TRUSTWORTHY, SECURE AND MANA ENHANCING ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR WHANAU, HAPU, 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 Maori 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.
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 the Family Harm Portal is to create a centralised source of information, connection, and support that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds.
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 and deliver 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.
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 book and pay for all their trips using a single app. Arrive is supported by the Wellington City and Regional Councils, The Ministry of Transport and Spanish smart city start-up, Iomob.
UNLOCKING THE INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THROUGH DATA DRIVEN INSIGHTS
A large problem facing all government agencies is the systemic barriers preventing innovation, whether this be resourcing, rigid policy or out of date systems. Throughout their 13-week sprint the team have engaged in problem discovery that highlights the innovative processes undertaken by individuals and agencies that, once shared across all agencies, will lead to a more efficient system. The final product will be a barometer that can demonstrate the value of innovation on the public sector.
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 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. MyInfoMyWay allows users to track which government organisations have their personal information, how it’s used and what they agreed to in the first place.