Govtech firm Public teams with Accenture to digitise UK government

UK startup accelerator Public is partnering with Accenture in a bid to ramp up its aim to bring new technologies to market which can transform public services.

The startup accelerator, which was founded in 2016, supports several companies in the public sector as well as building up startups where they see a gap in the market. These startups range across different sectors such as healthtech, fintech and smart city developers.

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“We also incubate startups where we see an opportunity to do something that is not currently available, or if we think there are large incumbents that need to be challenged we will build companies and we’re doing that in a lot of different areas,” Daniel Korski, CEO and co-founder at Public tells Techworld.

Public hosts a series of cohorts and currently has a portfolio of 24 Govtech startups developing solutions across a wide range of digital government areas.

The new partnership with Accenture is expected to help in further scaling Govtech across Europe. This will be done through Public’s six-month GovStart programme, where Accenture will provide mentorship and expertise in public sector transformation to the selected startups.

GovStart is an accelerator programme, initially available in the UK and France, which provides support to startups designing technologies aimed at transform public services. It also holds an annual Govtech summit in Paris.


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