StateUp Welcomes New Head of Research

StateUp is thrilled to welcome Dr. Eszter Czibor to the team as Head of Research, strengthening StateUp’s ambitious research agenda and rigorous data and research offerings across the public-purpose technology ecosystem. Eszter’s research and expertise as an applied microeconomist aims to inform the design of productive, inclusive and innovative organisations around the world. Over the last 15 years, Eszter has …

StateUp Advisor publishes policy brief on Crypto, Web3 and the Metaverse

StateUp Advisor Sam Gilbert published a policy brief on crypto, web3, and the metaverse through The Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Sam is also author of FT Business Book of the Month Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future and co-founder of fintech unicorn Bought by Many. The policy brief offers policymakers and other decision …

StateUp 21 founders, investors and policy experts discuss the state of global public-purpose tech

The StateUp 21 Launch Event 2022 brought together investors, policy experts, and StateUp 21 startup founders for inspiring and interactive conversations marking the launch of StateUp 21, the leading international resource for public-purpose tech. Hosted in partnership with King’s Entrepreneurship Lab and Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE), part one of the launch event featured an “Ask-Me-Anything” discussion with …

Launching the Nebula Public-Purpose Tech Community 

There’s never been a more important moment to develop technology that addresses major public needs, and the infrastructure—public policies, organisations, cultures investments, and business models—around it. That’s why we’re delighted to launch today the Nebula Community for public-purpose technology, bringing together leading startups, public servants, investors, researchers and more, to shape the future of PPT. Join for free to: Gain …

Announcing the 2022 edition of StateUp 21

This year’s edition of StateUp 21 is now live! The leading international resource on public-purpose technology, StateUp 21 offers access to: Key international trends in public-purpose tech backed by tens of thousand data points Detailed profiles of 21 of the most exciting startups around the world addressing today’s most pressing public needs Expert opinions from leading researchers, founders, investors, and more Multimedia visualisations and analysis A first of its kind …

StateUp 21 Launch Event 2022

Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion with investors, technologists, and this year’s StateUp 21 startup founders at our two-part launch event for StateUp 21 2022, the leading international resource for public-purpose technology. Register here. Part 1: Ask-Me-Anything with StateUp 21 Startup Founders Time: 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. GMT How do you build a startup that addresses big public …

Brookings: How digital minilateralism can help to revive international cooperation

In a new article for Brookings TechStream, Dr. Tanya Filer, founder and CEO of StateUp, and Dr. Antonio Weiss, senior partner at The PSC, argue that digital minilaterals are providing a new model for international cooperation. The global upheaval of COVID-19 and emerging megatrends—from the climate crisis to global population growth—have afforded a new urgency to international cooperation and highlighted …

Announcing The New PPT Ideas Forum

StateUp is thrilled to announce the launch of The New PPT, the ideas forum for Public-Purpose Technology. This forum draws together the most exciting, inspiring, thought-provoking—and sometimes contrarian—perspectives on technology that serves a big public need, and the public policies, organisations, cultures, investments, and business models around it. The pandemic, the climate crisis, and the fragility of our social contracts has …

DX Stories Episode 2: In conversation with e-Estonia’s Anett Numa

In episode 2 of DX Stories, e-Estonia advisor Anett Numa sits down with StateUp’s Riley Kaminer and Access Partnership’s Paula Rabacov to discuss Estonia’s  journey to becoming a leader in digital government. She shares Estonia’s approach to digitilisation, including guiding principles for decisionmaking, citizen engagement initiatives, and opportunities for collaboration with the private sector and academia. DX Stories, an initiative …

DX Stories Episode 1: In conversation with CAF’s Carlos Santiso

StateUp and Access Partnership are delighted to launch DX Stories – a series of one-on-one conversations where leaders driving digital transformation share their stories with our international audience of policymakers, innovators, investors, business leaders, and researchers. In the first episode, Access Partnership’s Christopher Casarrubias is joined by Carlos Santiso, Director of the Digital Innovation in Government Directorate of the Development …

How governments can turn procurement into a climate innovation tool

The role of technology innovation in climate crisis mitigation is by now well-established. But governments often underappreciate their own procurement power as a vital environmental policy instrument far closer to home, according to Dr. Tanya Filer, StateUp Founder and CEO. In a new piece for The Brookings Institution’s TechStream blog, Dr. Filer argues that from equipping schools to building transportation systems, …

£7.8 trillion: spend available to green global governments, says new research

PRESS RELEASE StateUp recommends how global governments can shift £7.8 trillion towards green purchasing to catalyse decarbonisation efforts Proposals include establishing a Chief Decarbonisation Officer role, office and budget for oversight Fifty of the top public-purpose technology companies greening governments identified in States Regenerate research Europe leads with the greatest share (41 percent) of top-quality green tech for government public-purpose technology …

5 Ways to Rethink Big Tech Regulation

By Alyssa Muck Last week, StateUp and the University of Cambridge’s Bennett Institute for Public Policy hosted an expert panel on rethinking Big Tech regulation in honour of StateUp Advisor Sam Gilbert’s recently published book, Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future.  We brought together expert panelists from across technology, economics, political philosophy and law to discuss the …

Sit Down with StateUp: Dr. Rehema Msulwa

In our new series ‘Sit Down with StateUp’, we’ll interview leading experts to hear their stories and share their insights focused on innovation, government and public purpose. First in the series is Dr. Rehema Msulwa, our own Expert Affiliate specialising in Infrastructure and the Built Environment. Dr. Rehema Msulwa recently joined StateUp as an Expert Affiliate, bringing further expertise to …

GovTech In Nigeria: From Regulatory Maze to Models of Good Practice

By Tolu Segun Nigerian public procurement and regulation can be labyrinthine, but recent policy reforms and the model of good practice provided by Kaduna State hint at opportunities for public-purpose innovation to flourish in the country. The result could be more accountable and effective governance institutions. The Covid-19 pandemic met Nigeria’s health system largely unprepared. When the Federal Government first …

Por que investir em GovTech? Uma empresa líder em Capital de Risco analisa

Looking for this post in English? Click here! A Astella Investimentos é uma empresa de capital de risco líder no Brasil. O investidor Guilherme Lima discute sua decisão de adicionar 2 startups GovTech – Gove e Aprova Digital – ao seu portfólio nos últimos meses. Recentemente anunciamos investimento em duas Startups GovTechs: a Aprova Digital e a Gove. A decisão de investir veio depois de extenso estudo …

StateUp Convenes Expert Panel on Future of GovTech

To celebrate the launch of StateUp 21, we brought together startup founders, VCs and policy experts to discuss how governments and entrepreneurs can cooperate to develop resilient, adaptive public sectors and societies. Core themes included: How GovTech startups are tackling new challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic The role of investment and procurement in supporting sector growth Who …