21 Apr 2021

Call for blogs | SME Week 2021

The week will explore the vital role SMEs play in the transformation and delivery of public services.

The techUK Central Government programme will be running its sixth SME Week from 24 – 28 May. The week aims to explore the technologies that SMEs can deploy to support our public services, but also the barriers they face accessing the public sector tech market. It provides our members and stakeholders the opportunity to look in depth at the vital role SMEs can play in the transformation and delivery of public services.  

If you would like to contribute, we would require a blog piece of around 400-600 words, a blog title, and a 150-character description for the sub-title.You can read our contributor guidelines in more detail here. The blogs will feature on the techUK website and will be promoted via Twitter and LinkedIn throughout the week. 

A different theme has been assigned to each day of the week; we would love to hear thoughts from both SMEs and large companies their visions for future public services and the innovative technologies that can make those visions a reality. We will also look at the importance of collaboration between SMEs and large companies, and as we look towards what we hope will be the end of the pandemic, we will be exploring how the tech industry can continue to support public services in a post-COVID world.  

If you are interested in contributing a blog for one or more of the below themes, please send your blog through to [email protected] no later than Friday 21 May. 

Please see below the themes for the week:  

  1. Monday 24 May: Public services of the future – What will our public services of the future look like for citizens?
  2. Tuesday 25 May: Catalysts for change – What emerging technologies will be most important in transforming public service delivery?
  3. Wednesday 26 May: Collaboration – How will we promote collaboration and drive innovation?
  4. Thursday 27 May: A new normal – How will the tech sector continue to support public services in a post-COVID world?
  5. Friday 28 May: #Procuring4growth – How can procurement foster innovation? 

You can follow the conversation on twitter @techUK at #Procuring4Growth

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK

 

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