Citizen Beta: New ways to support innovation in public services

location Newspeak House | 6 PM-9 PM Monday 23 July 2018 (BST)

New ways to support innovation in public services

We’ve recently seen a flurry of new startup programmes aimed at supporting innovation in public services - from accelerators and incubators to catalysts and challenge prizes.

In this joint CitizenBeta + Tech for Good Meetup we’re bringing together some of these programmes to discuss how they’re supporting startups and public service innovation.

  • What are the opportunities and challenges for startups in govtech and civic tech?
  • How do these programmes help startups tackle the challenges of developing and selling tech for public services?
  • What do they look for when they select startups?

Talks and Speakers

We’ll be joined by speakers from:

  • GovTech Catalyst
  • Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge
  • Bethnal Green Ventures

++ more to be announced


6.00pm – Drinks
6.30pm – Welcome and intro
6.40pm – Talks
9.00pm – More drinks and chat

See you there!

PS: Don’t miss out

Applications for the GovTech Catalyst and the Mayor of London Civic Innovation Challenge are already open and will close soon.

  • Apply by July 8th for the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge. Offering £15,000 plus partnerships for solutions in 7 challenge areas: dementia, housing and data, active travel, physical activity, isolation and loneliness, electric vehicles and financial inclusion.

  • Apply by July 18th for the 1st GovTech Catalyst. Offering up to £80,000 to develop a new digital solution to help track waste from source through treatment to end destination.


Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, UK

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