CivTech is part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directive and asks entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to help solve challenges in the public sector. Now in its third round, the latest CivTech challenges include finding solutions for issues in engagement with the outdoor environment, social rented housing and monitoring of staff wellbeing.

Each challenge has a different public sector sponsor, and Glasgow City Council has sponsored one of the latest challenges to ask how we can use public transport as a key enabler for inclusive growth. 

An engagement event will be held at 6pm to 8.30pm on Thursday, June 14 at Tontine, 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES.

Full list of challenges

1. How can tech help stop illicit trading? Sponsor: Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group

2. How can we better connect people and places through public transport to address social isolation? Sponsor: Glasgow City Council

 3. How can technology help us improve services by better understanding investment requirements for our public buildings? Sponsor: Stirling Council

4. How can we use data to drive up standards in social rented housing? Sponsor: Scottish Housing Regulator 

5. How can we use tech to enhance engagement with the outdoor environment in Scotland? Sponsor: Scottish Natural Heritage

6. How can we transform the re-use of products for NHS Scotland? Sponsor: NHS NSS

7. How can we make the NHS waiting time system more efficient and effective? Sponsor: NHS NSS

8. How can we improve the monitoring of staff satisfaction, happiness and wellbeing? Scottish Government Digital Directorate

9. How can we use technology and data to improve the reach and quality of public engagement in the planning system? Scottish Government Digital Planning




Glasgow CivTech meetup