3 days dedicated to match-making with high-profile decision makers of public organisations, responsible parties from the relevant business units and key players within the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem.

Background

When it comes to digital public services, Germany and its various levels of administration are in catch up mode. According to the European Commission*, Germany ranks 22nd out of 28 member countries when it comes to digital public services. Why? A lack of focus on the end user, the citizens. Complicated solutions with little appeal or long adoption curves. Burdensome process to onboard external providers. Unflexible IT infrastructures and legacy systems.

The list goes on. Over and above finding the right solutions, officials need to consider the numerous process updates and readjustments to be made around the legal, structural, technical and personnel dimensions. And this is where startups come in. Whether municipal, state or federal administration: in order to make administration faster and more innovative, ideas from innovative start-ups and bright young minds are needed.

* Source : Digital Economy and Society Index Report 2018 - Digital Public Services

Innovation Days - ''The Idea''

When it comes to digital public services, Germany and its various levels of administration are in catch up mode. According to the European Commission*, Germany ranks 22nd out of 28 member countries when it comes to digital public services. Why? A lack of focus on the end user, the citizens. Complicated solutions with little appeal or long adoption curves. Burdensome process to onboard external providers. Unflexible IT infrastructures and legacy systems.

The list goes on. Over and above finding the right solutions, officials need to consider the numerous process updates and readjustments to be made around the legal, structural, technical and personnel dimensions.

More than ever, a gameplan with solid execution is needed. And this is where startups come in. Whether municipal, state or federal administration: in order to make administration faster and more innovative, ideas from innovative start-ups and bright young minds are needed.

In partnership with Helaba, TechQuartier is searching for young companies with ideas to revolutionize the public sector. You know how to make services more accessible, citizen-friendly and efficient? This is for you!

* Source : Digital Economy and Society Index Report 2018 - Digital Public Services

Key takeaways

  • Direct contact to key corporate executives
  • Networking with industry mentors and your peers
  • Brand and product exposure
  • Real-time feedback during development
  • Introduction to leading institutions and potential investment opportunities
  • Free program and no equity is taken

We are looking for startups providing solutions in :

Virtual Reality experience in museums

Booking/Occupancy platform for sports facilities

Authentication and payment solutions for student cafeterias/canteens

Accounting & Bookkeeping using SAP Interface

We are looking for digital solutions/process automation tools that support the following areas :

    • Cash/Liquidity management
    • Time recording
    • Issuing of driver licenses
    • Visualization of open-datasets and public transport network

Are you the right fit?

  • You are based in DACH
  • You already have a functional prototype and/or early customers
  • You are ready to scale your business idea
  • You are geared for growth
  • You are working on a solution for the digital reinvention of the public sector

How it works

Application Open

September 28

Application closing

November 14

Selection + Invitation

November 16

Innovation Days

December 10, 11 & 12

Tick all the boxes? Great!Apply now!