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Launching the Digital, Data and Technology Functional Standard

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The Technology Policy team at GDS has been working with the Civil Service Group to create the Digital, Data and Technology Functional Standard. Find out what it is, what you need to do, how it fits in with other Functional Standards and how you can contribute to the next iteration.

How the GovTech Catalyst is helping to grow the GovTech sector

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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.

Introducing the GOV.UK Data Labs

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The digital world is rapidly changing, and with it, GOV.UK users' expectations of how they should be interacting with our services and information. Data Labs is a newly formed multi-disciplinary team, passionate about using data in innovative ways to fulfil our users' needs and expectations.