The CivTech® Programme offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way by solving a Challenge, building a product, and developing a relationship with a major public-sector organisation. It’s a chance to build a business, and do some good along the way.
The following types of Scotland based applicants are welcome to apply:
The private sector, which may include SMEs, start-ups, pre-starts and entrepreneurs.
Academia, research centres and students.
The public sector.
The chance to solve a public sector challenge in an innovative way.
To secure a public sector client via a streamlined procurement process.
To receive payment for co-designing and co-developing new products. There is an Exploration Stage (£3,000), an Accelerator Stage (£17,000) and a Commercialisation (the amount is dependent on the Challenge and the nature of the product).
To keep 100% of IP.
To keep 100% of the equity.
To be part of a movement that drives innovation in the public sector.
To be part of a unique tech co-location and collaboration space based in CodeBase, Edinburgh.
To help Scotland to become a more prosperous, just, open and equal society; improving people’s lives along the way.