PROGRAMME

HELPING BUILD A BETTER, FASTER, MORE INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SECTOR

Government agencies around the globe understand that now more than ever, they need to harness the power of innovation and technology. Lightning Lab GovTech provides an opportunity for local and central government agencies from NZ and abroad to tackle problems using a unique accelerator approach.

This year projects will focus on four broad themes: E-government, Environment, Wellbeing and Social.

 

LIGHTNING LAB GOVTECH AIMS TO:

Enable central and local governments to understand and make use of inclusive breakthrough innovation to solve problems.

Co-design and collaborate with citizens and the Private & Public Sector.

Upskill public sector staff in new ways of working through immersive learning by doing.

Contribute to a culture change across the public sector to one where experimentation is possible and recommended.

KEY DATES
17 MAY

Project applications deadline

JUN

Teams Announced

JULY

Lightning Lab GovTech begins

OCTOBER

Demo Day Showcase

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Are you public sector? SUBMIT A PROJECT

Are you an individual? APPLY NOW

Do you have questions? Read our FAQs or get in touch.

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Lightning Lab GovTech aims to challenge how our public sector serves its citizens and push beyond incremental improvements to create breakthrough innovation. Innovation that is, inclusive and citizen-focused. During the 2018 inaugural programme, we’ve worked with 12 project team from local, national and international government.

Download the report

“The programme is very valuable and we would not have achieved our goals without this.”

– Jamin Ming Wut, Taiwan Water Corporation

“This is a once-in-a-career chance to truly make a difference.”

– Mark Gordon, Ministry of Social Development

“I would put another team in there tomorrow.”

– Geoff Lawson,Wellington City Council