About the Programme

The CivTech Innovation Flow is designed to create solutions to public sector problems as quickly and effectively as possible. It’s an opportunity to take a Challenge, solve it, and win contracts with a blue-chip public sector organisation. You’ll build a product, and a business to take it as far as possible. Contract values are up to £250,000.

Part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate, CivTech’s approach is already helping transform public sector engagement with tech and innovation, delivering significant benefits to public services, and producing genuine uplifts for the Scottish economy. And along the way, it’s making people’s lives better.

How it works

Open Challenges are set. Applications are assessed, and shortlisted proposals go into an Exploration Stage where they’re developed further. The best go through to the Accelerator – four months of intensive work to create the solution. And through CivTech’s unique business workshop system, a business capable of taking the emerging product to the world is created.

Key dates

Applications close: Monday 2 July 2018 | 9:00am

Selection stage:  2 July – 10 August 2018

Exploration stage: 21 August – 7 September | interviews for the Accelerator 5 – 14 September

Accelerator stage: 8 October – 5 February

Demo day: Wednesday 6 February 2019

How to apply

Further guidance, information on eligibility and application details can be found on the Civtech website. Find out more and apply