The 2020 cohort

The NZ GovTech Accelerator 2020 programme has welcomed eight projects, from local and central government agencies.

The teams

Want to learn more, contact:

Sam Gundersen, sam.gundersen@gw.govt.nz

WATER THAT COUNTS

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Exploring the development of a management and sharing system for freshwater data in the Wellington Region.

The GWRC team will explore the development of a management and sharing system for freshwater data in the Wellington Region. The aim is to improve decision making around freshwater, which inturn, would result in healthier waterways.

Want to learn more, contact:

Chanel Chang, chanel.chang@kaingaora.govt.nz

BUILDING COMMUNITY AT GREY’S AVE

Kainga Ora

Conceptualising how to successfully develop a connected, strong, thriving and inclusive community centred around the Grey’s Ave development in Central Auckland

This project aims to explore and conceptualise how to successfully develop a connected, strong, thriving and inclusive community centred around the Grey’s Ave development in Central Auckland. The ultimate aim is to improve wellbeing outcomes for people living both within the new home and the community through reducing the social issues of loneliness, increasing connectedness to the community and providing increased opportunity to be part of a thriving community.

Want to learn more, contact:

Julia McEnteer, jmcenteer@linz.govt.nz

3D MAPPING AOTEAROA

Land Information New Zealand and PGF partners

Exploring how to better support new regional applications of elevation (LiDAR) data to improve regional economic, social and environmental outcomes

LINZ has partnered with Regional PGF partners to explore how LINZ can better support new regional applications of elevation (LiDAR) data to improve regional economic, social and environmental outcomes. The project team will look at how to educate a variety of sectors in order for users to understand and use the data, as well as see its value and realise the true benefits of this investment.

Want to learn more, contact:

Alex Hough, alex.hough@wcc.govt.nz

ONE WELLINGTON

Wellington City Council

Creating an effective Council personal business communication channel to citizens

This cross-council project team will lay the foundations to unify citizens’ communication channels with the Council. The team will explore what an effective digital notification channel would look like, where any area of Council can choose to communicate information, updates and/or results.

Want to learn more, contact:

Mark Pascall, mark@thedao.agency

THE WELLBEING PROTOCOL

The DAO.Agency

Empowering communities through token economics

This project will apply new “teal” organisational management theory, “commons” management principles and token economics to create scalable ecosystems that will empower communities to protect and grow collective wellbeing.

Want to learn more, contact:

Owain John, owain@squawksquad.co.nz

SQUAWK SQUAD

Sponsored by Spark NZ

Looking to create a sustainable financial model for their education platform that aligns with key government environmental objectives.

Squawk Squad’s vision is to inspire the next generation of tamariki to become kaitiaki of Aotearoa’s environment, through education and action. Through the accelerator, Squawk Squad are looking to align with the Government’s greatest environmental educational needs, and find a sustainable financial model to support their long-term vision.

Want to learn more, contact:

Emily Lambie, emily.lambie@creativehq.co.nz

NZ INNOVATION BAROMETER

Creative HQ

Creating a measurement tool that will provide senior government leaders with interactive data highlighting their agency’s strengths and areas for improvement, as well as recommendations to lift their innovative ability.

Building off the sentiment ‘you cannot manage, what you’re not measuring’​ New Zealand’s Innovation Barometer is a data-driven measurement tool for government agencies. ​The Barometer will highlight an agency’s innovative ability and provide recommendations ​to senior leaders for how to uplift this ability. Through the accelerator, the team is testing the data collection mechanism and the product’s ability to meet the needs of senior leaders.