Govtech Venture Day
Spain 2018

The GovTech Lab

Technology is evolving faster than ever. Trends such as advanced robotics, cloud computing, big data, smart grids, and Artificial Intelligence are radically changing the business landscape, reshaping the nature of our economy, and changing the boundaries of what is possible and what is not. Such technologies bring enormous challenges to society, in terms of job-creation, security and sustainability. But they also provide powerful opportunities to governments and enterprises that, if correctly used, could help us reach unprecedented levels of prosperity.

With the aim of facilitating that process, IE and its Center for the Government of Change launched in 2018 the first GovTech Venture Program in Europe, a cutting-edge, highly competitive program designed to support the identification and development of start-ups and companies that are using new technologies to help governments and enterprises that work with public institutions in tackling some of the most pressing problems of our age.

Our team of experts analyzed dozens of candidates from several different countries and selected 6 finalists, based on their originality, financial viability, and ability to have a positive impact on major social challenges such us climate change, growing physical and digital insecurity, the rise in inequality, and social vulnerability among others.

We them invited those start-ups to come to Madrid, where they received professional training, meet experts, and had the chance to pitch their projects to a selected audience composed of investors, government officials, business pioneers, academics, and representatives of key industries. By the end of the event, the City Council of Madrid announced that it will be supporting and adopting for testing the technologies of the six finalists.

The day was a vibrant intellectual encounter, and a great opportunity for those interested in using new technologies to help the private and the public sectors to create a fairer, more secure, and prosperous world for everyone. If you belong to this group, stay tuned for the next GovTech Venture Program at the CGC.

Agenda

The Future of Govtech Opening Session.

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Vicente Montes

Director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation

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Juan José Güemes

Chairman of IE Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

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Manuel Muñiz

Dean of IE School of International Relations

Our six finalist will present their innovative projects and explain how they can help goverments, public institutions and the civil society to taclke some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Meet interesting people and enjoy some nice coffee.

An international roundtable with top-notch experts.

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Helen Margetts

Director of the Oxford Internet Institute

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Pere Vallés

CEO of Scytl

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Tanya Filer

Head of the GovTech Inititive at Cambridge University

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Ozren Jungic

Canada

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Diego Rubio

Exective Director of IE Center for the Governance of Change

Meet the winner.

Speakers

Helen Margetts

Director of the Oxford Internet Institute

Pere Vallès

Chief Executive Officer of Scytl

Tanya Filer

Head of the GovTech Inititive at Cambridge University

Ozren Jungic

Canada

Juan José Güemes

Chairman of the IE Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Vicente Montes

Director of Fundación Rafael del Pino

Manuel Muñiz

IE School of International Relations

Diego Rubio

Executive Director of the Center for the Governance of Change

Paris de L’Etraz

IE Venture Lab

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Finalists

  • civiciti
  • digiconsul
  • knok
  • park
  • refund
  • unblur

Jury

  • nekko_logo
  • icex_logo
  • adara
  • caixa
  • jme
  • cmc21
  • alliron
  • logo-belerofonte-rojo
  • ie
  • madriddd

Startup Competition Prize

In order to encourage participation and facilitate the transmission of these new technologies, the Startups will receive unique support from the Madrid City Council:

  1. The winner will have the chance to be hosted at La N@ve Madrid, an amazing coworking space based in Madrid working with other top entrepreneurs of the Govtech industry.
  2. Madrid City Council will also help the winner by facilitating introductions (after successful testing) to other city councils and public institutions such as Unión de Ciudades Capitales Iberoamericanas (UCCI).
  3. The City Council will study in detail (after the event) all the Startups presenting at the Govtech Venture Day, and evaluate the possibility of carrying out a proof of concept after approval from the corresponding city hall unit.

More Info

  • Govtech Start-ups

    We are interested in supporting inclusive innovators and start-ups that are using technology to solve important challenges faced by governments, public institutions and civil society in a wide range of areas and scales. We are particularly interested in projects that innovatively tackle challenges in the following spaces:
    •    Energy, Natural Resources & Sustainability
    •    Healthcare
    •    Jobs & Education
    •    Media, Information & Privacy
    •    Security
    •    Transportation
    •    Urban Solutions
    •    Citizens participation
    •    Public Administration, Transparency & Accountability
    Projects could include an app that enables cities to gather and process information on traffic enabling them to provide better transportation, or a system that supports the reskilling of the technologically unemployed. We are particularly interested in solutions that leverage the power of new technologies, such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, cloud computing, and smart grids.

  • IE Venture Days

    IE Venture Days showcase and celebrate the best of IE and the CGC’s entrepreneurial spirit. They are host to international start-up competitions where the best ideas and investors can connect, share experiences and create new opportunities.

    In the last years, more than 15 million Euros have been raised in IE Venture Days only in Madrid, reaching thousands of investors world-wide.

    Every Venture Day event is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to raise funds from local and regional investors, and for investors to get access to quality deal flow leading to the continued development and empowerment of local and international start-up ecosystems. From San Francisco to Shanghai, Venture Days have been bringing together quality deal flow, innovative companies and the IE Alumni network of over 50,000 students and entrepreneurs and investors from the local ecosystems.

    Recent participating Venture Day companies have included: Microsoft, Santander, Pearson, Ooredoo, Silatech, DBS Bank, Facebook and Google.

Contact us

If you have any questions please, email our event coordinator.

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