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Submit an innovation challenge for the GovTech Catalyst round 2

Public sector organisations can submit policy and operational challenges for the next GovTech Catalyst competitions from today until 25 June 2018.

GovTech Catalyst team talking at the Sprint 18 market stall
GovTech Catalyst team at the Sprint 18 market stall

The GovTech Catalyst matches complex public sector problems with private sector innovators via competitions for research and development funding. Read more about the GovTech challenge process.

Any UK public sector body can submit a challenge, including those in devolved administrations and at the local level.

Round 2 competitions and phase 1 implementation are planned to run from autumn 2018 to summer 2019.

Round 2 challenges can be submitted until 25 June 2018. Read more about how to submit a challenge and the challenge selection criteria.

Examples of previous challenges

The challenges selected in round 1 were:

  • How might we identify, analyse and catalogue still images that are posted online?
  • How might we combat loneliness by helping our communities to help each other, connecting physical and digital worlds, in a digitally and transport deprived area?
  • How might we use emerging technologies to improve the tracking of waste?
  • How might we tackle traffic congestion using data and emerging technologies?
  • How might we install sensors on local vehicle fleets for better monitoring of infrastructure?

See the full list of challenges submitted in round 1.


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Published 21 May 2018