GovTech Catalyst

Guidance for the public sector about the GovTech Catalyst fund and how to apply to it.

The GovTech Catalyst uses a £20 million fund to pay suppliers to solve public sector problems using innovative digital technology.

The public sector propose complex problems (or ‘challenges’) that up to 5 suppliers are funded to work on for 3 months. If results are promising, up to 2 of those suppliers will continue to work on it for a year.

Find out more about how GovTech Catalyst works.

What is GovTech Catalyst

How to get GovTech Catalyst funding

How to run a GovTech Catalyst project

Current GovTech Catalyst projects

GovTech Catalyst privacy notice

Published 21 May 2018
Last updated 28 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. News stories added on latest Round 3 challenges.

  2. Added a link to the news story announcing the smart tracking of waste across the UK GovTech Catalyst competition winners.

  3. The latest challenge opportunity - to better detect illicit goods arriving in letters and parcels to the UK - has been added to round 2.

  4. The most recent challenge opportunity to open - to develop data-enabled approaches to support public sector audits - has been added to round 2.

  5. Round 3 webinar transcript added.

  6. Firefighter challenge 6 news story added.

  7. Challenge submission news story for round 3 added.

  8. Round 2 successful challenges added.

  9. Round 1 fourth challenge competition - cutting traffic congestion - added.

  10. Added news item on Combating rural isolation challenge launch

  11. We have added a range of new information about the smart waste tracking digital challenge.

  12. First published.