Lightning Lab GovTech Space


Lightning Lab GovTech is an opportunity to rapidly build, test, validate and experiment with new approaches and technologies to enable truly extraordinary government.

The first edition of Lightning Lab GovTech has officially kicked off. From 60 projects, we’ve selected 12 projects to take part in a 3-months accelerator from August until November.

If you missed our projects announcement click here or scroll through this roundup of interviews and articles.


  • More innovative government, better lives: Lightning Lab GovTech launches – Ben Mack on Idealog.

“Were this a maths equation, this story would read as follows: innovative accelerator programmes + innovative government = Lightning Lab GovTech”


  • Lightning Lab Govtech Accelerator kicks off in Wellington – Sarah Barker on BizEdge`

“The Lightning Lab Govtech Accelerator Bootcamp is officially in motion as teams converge on Wellington to put their ideas to the test.”


  • Spark and Revera join GovTech solutions initiative – Spark NZ.

“Sponsors like Spark and Revera ensure we lower the cost of innovation and encourage experimentation that keeps the focus on solving real-world problems.”


  • Global Govtech Accelerator to Drive Public Sector Innovation – Scoop

“As New Zealand’s tech capital, home to both government and the country’s most innovative digital businesses, Wellington is the ideal centre for driving the leading edge of GovTech forwards.”


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