GOVTECH

validation lab

Program guide

Learn more about what the GovTech Validation Lab has to offer and whether it’s the right fit for your organization. Download here the program guide

 

Government organizations face a large number of challenges where technology has an increasing impact. Whether it concerns being able to respond quickly to the needs of society, increasing the control of citizens or improving decision-making by applying smart algorithms based on large amounts of reliable and secure data.

Innovative technologies provide an essential contribution to solutions for these types of issues. Startups and scaleups play an important role in this. We call this GovTech: the application of new technologies, primarily driven by collaboration with startups and scaleups, to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government organizations and to improve public services. YES!Delft The Hague has established a new GovTech focus area, translated its years of experience in working with startups, corporates and governments into a range of programs for innovation in the public sector. 
 
The GovTech Validation Lab focuses on validating and scaling solutions for multi-stakeholder challenges. It recognises that many of the challenges are complex and require navigating an ecosystem of stakeholders with different needs and interests. Focusing on the problem-solution fit with support from wide expertise is crucial in ensuring realised long-term value. Validating early is a lesson many startups have learned and is even more applicable given the complex nature of public sector innovation.

WHAT

The GovTech Validation Lab is an intensive 12-week validation program for owners of multi-stakeholder challenges together with startups. The program offers structure, methods and techniques and is aimed at concrete (pilot) implementation.

For who

Public sector organisations like Gemeentes, Ministeries, Uitvoeringsorganisaties that want to thoroughly validate innovative concepts and translate them into scalable pilots. Together with start- or scaleups from a startup challenge or hackathon.

 

Why

Government organizations face a large number of challenges where technology has an increasing impact. The application of new technologies in this field, primarily driven by collaboration with start-ups and scale-ups, is able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government organizations and improve public services.

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