Calling Scottish SMEs: check out the launch of the CivTech® pilot

A unique opportunity has arrived for businesses, academia and citizens to harness tech innovation to improve public sector services in Scotland.

The CivTech®pilot programme is backed by the Scottish Government and brings together private sector businesses, public organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for everyone.

Innovation is key. By setting challenges - problems public sector organisations have identified, the CivTech® team will  be looking for truly great, innovative solutions. The challenges will come from different areas of the public domain, and are being released in the next few days!

That means there is the opportunity to work with Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, NHS National Services Scotland and Transport Scotland.

For businesses active in or interested in entering the Health & Care sector, one of the first challenges has been issued by the Information Services Division (ISD) within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).  They are looking for a better way of organising their data and accessing their tools and products that will facilitate addressing the needs of individual clinicians in a bespoke/tailored way - because the way it is presented and accessed just now in a "one size fits all" way means that clinicians do not have the time or motivation to make best use of the data.

Interested in finding out how to get involved?    The challenge sponsor will be hosting an engagement session on FRIDAY 8 JULY (timing and joining instructions TBC)where you will be able to ask questions directly.

In the meantime, visit the CivTech website here to read about all of the challenges in the pilot.  And you can also visit the CivTech wiki, or contact or follow the team on twitter @CivTechScotland.

ian-sibbald230x230.jpgAuthor: Ian Sibbald
Director, Citrus Mind Ltd.


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