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Harry Vos - Senior Product Manager for the GovTech Catalyst, Government Digital Service

How the GovTech Catalyst is helping to grow the GovTech sector

The GovTech Catalyst team having a meeting in 2019.

We are reflecting on the impact of our experimental first phase of the GovTech Catalyst. We found promising solutions to some of the hardest public sector challenges. After a successful first phase, we have started releasing £1 million of funds to each of the public sector teams starting Phase 2.

What we learnt from the first phase of the GovTech Catalyst

GovTech Catalyst Phase 1 mission patch sticker on a laptop, April 2020.

We finished the experimental first phase of the GovTech Catalyst, which helped us learn where emerging technologies can add value. We learnt this in collaboration with smaller technology companies. In our next phase, we will see prototypes develop into testable products.