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CivTech 6 Launches

CivTech have launched their sixth programme in continued, unprecedented circumstances and, more than ever, CivTech has a pivotal role to play in building Scotland’s future.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, team, start-up or established company, CivTech offers an unrivalled opportunity to develop a product the public sector really needs — and rapidly grow your business. With problems framed as Open Challenges, application is easy and procurement streamlined; it’s a swift, secure and proven pathway for innovative teams to win public sector customers.

This year’s Challenges are intimately connected to that future. Some are quite specific and immediate, others are nothing short of an invitation to reinvent how we do things. They’re all part of the Scottish Government’s determination to build our nation, and to drive it forward.

This year, more than ever, CivTech is looking to encourage the widest range of applicants and applications possible. Because it’s in the diversity of teams and solutions that we’ll develop really compelling propositions. The application process is a friendly one and you don’t need to be a company to apply.

You don’t have to be someone from a technical background, or an experienced business person, or an academic to come up with a brilliant solution to the Challenges. All you need is a great idea, and a determination to see it develop — they’ll help you do the rest.

This is about innovation for good, for everyone.

Please take a look at the latest set of Challenges. If you find one or more you’re interested in applying for you can see the CivTech 6 timeline below and find out about the application process here.

If the CivTech 6 Challenges aren’t quite right for you, they’re planning to launch a number of additional ‘Sprint’ Challenges later in the year across an exciting range of areas.

Closing date for applications is midday, 9th July 2021.

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