Scotland's CivTech startup engine tackles social challenges

The Scottish Government's CivTech Accelerator programme has now started, with 12 startups chosen to develop their solutions to help tackle social challenges.

The 15-week intensive programme will involve a series of specialised workshops with industry experts, to help the startups address areas such as the decarbonisation of Scottish manufacturing, enhancing social care services and improving educational facilities.

The companies will have the opportunity to roll out their solutions with up to £250,000 in funding for each challenge.

This year’s programme includes iSumio, which has developed a way to measure indirect company emissions that will help decarbonise Scottish manufacturing, and Matter Of Focus, which has created an app that allows care practitioners to speak directly with individuals about the services best aligned to their personal care needs.

There is also Buro Happold, which has produced a data-driven platform that is designed to improve learning environments across Scotland.

The CivTech Accelerator will culminate in a Demo Day on 8 February 2022, where the selected teams will demonstrate their solutions to an audience of key stakeholders.

CivTech is sponsored by Harvey Nash and Sopra Steria, with other support from South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), Interface, Scottish Business Network and Censis.

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