It isn’t always the biggest, longest-standing or best-selling solutions on the market that will have the greatest impact on a given challenge. In fact, the best solutions may not yet even exist–that’s just the nature of technology.
If we want a more effective government, we need a more inclusive govtech system. And if we want a more inclusive system, we need to get to the root of what’s keeping innovators of all stripes out of government.
City Innovate exists to help emerging technology companies to solve challenges in government, so governments don’t have to settle for solutions that don’t meet their needs, and startups can build technology for the public good.
We then found a similar story in academia. If we want more effective governments, we need diverse and in-depth experts at the forefront of investigating the challenges our communities face. City Innovate expanded to help academics connect with government to leverage their research work directly for the public good...
We focus on driving innovation through three core initiatives:
Framework: STIR offers a framework for governments to solve challenges in collaboration with startups through a structured process that drives rapid innovation.
Technology: We developed the STIR Platform to enable governments and startups to connect and collaborate more effectively, driving innovation in the public sector at scale.
Guidance: With deep roots in government, entrepreneurship and research, our team provides guidance and support to help private companies, academics and government agencies navigate cultural differences, overcome procedural hurdles and achieve better outcomes, faster.