Today, Lithuania already has a strong digital foundation. But the pace of technological innovation and the needs of citizens are rapidly changing.
The public sector is in need for the new digital transformation. Yet, in Lithuania, the approach and core values remain the same — co-creation.
New group of co-creators and partners have emerged — startups and innovative companies. Building on successful track record, Lithuania has launched a new initiative in to enable this trend — funded GovTech Sandbox. InGovTech Lab was set up in the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, to help the public sector institutions and innovative companies work together.
They are running structured programmes that facilitate co-creation of digital solutions for public sector challenges. This year, GovTech sandbox ar galite usidirbti pinig i bitcoin 2021 public sector entities to pilot around 40 GovTech solutions via an innovative procurement method - design contest. Startups and innovative companies received monetary prizes and contracts of up to 53 thousand euros to develop each GovTech pilot.
Many of these innovative solutions are expected to see the light of day by the end of the year, including a smart mental health assistant for the prevention of relapses designed by Dizaino Kryptis, an artificial intelligence-based model for forecasting events that require the intervention of the police force by Telesoftas, a tool for monitoring, analysing and evaluating the activities of Vilnius educational institutions created by Synopticom, a smart solution that will open the Panevėžys City industry to students and tourists developed by Iron Cat, and many other solutions.
In January, all public sector challenges and solutions, that participated in the programme, will be presented at a new GovTech report.