21 April 2021 3.30pm – 5pm Meeting Online

Find your perfect tech business partner at this local govtech pitch-fest. This event offers tech companies large and small the opportunity to network and identify business partners with innovative solutions for transforming local public services, from new players to established companies within the Local Government tech market. It is an opportunity for SMEs to pitch ideas to companies currently providing services to local government, and for large companies to expand the network of SMEs they work with to deliver services in this market. 

The local government market is an innovative one, and one where technology can make a real difference to peoples lives and places. However, it can be a complicated market to navigate especially for new entrants and SMEs. As such, techUK regularly holds ‘Partnering & Networking’ events to allow members, large and small, to foster new partnerships and collaborate. Smart partnering is a successful route for many suppliers, and we want to provide our members with the opportunity to connect with established players and disruptors in the market. 

SMEs can showcase their innovation and capabilities and larger companies can improve the services they deliver to local government through taking advantage of what SMEs can offer. It is a way for both sides to expand the network of companies that they work with. At previous event we have also had local government representatives and councils are encouraged to attend and pitch too! 

What does the event entail? 

Everyone attending is encouraged to pitch. You pitch to the whole group, with pitches no more than 2 minutes and no slides required. Once the pitches are finished the networking continues in the breakout rooms. Feel free to bring your own drink to the networking too! 

Before the pitches begin, we will hear from Robert Stoneman, Principal Analyst, Public Sector, GlobalData who will share the latest digital trends in the local government market. 

If you’re a large company: The innovative nature of SMEs means that a partnership can bring a multitude of benefits. Prepare to discuss what your company does to support SMEs, what is the value you see as a larger company and the partnership opportunities available. 

If you’re an SME: techUK is always championing the work that SMEs do and the value they provide, if you’re an SME this is your chance to showcase exactly what it is that you can do. Highlight the value you can bring and what you have to offer! 

This event is open to techUK members and local government. Attend to practise your pitch, network and connect with like minded digital folk. If you aren’t a techUK member and would like to learn more about membership get in touch with [email protected].

Testimonials

Chris Gibbons, Senior Manager, Health & Public Services, Accenture
The Local GovTech Partnering and Networking events are an invaluable opportunity to bring the market together to better understand each other’s offerings and identify opportunities for partnering. The future technology market will rely heavily on ecosystems working together to reimagine and transform public services – these events are great spaces to form those relationships

Chris Gibbons, Senior Manager, Health & Public Services, Accenture

Kim Erbo Christensen, Country Manager, UK, Dania Software
As a Scandinavian software supplier techUK has been of extraordinary value to us. We have been able to build highly useful relations, network with partners and build know how through the many and highly qualified events. At the partner and networking event we managed to meet up with a leading IT service provider in both UK and globally that has now become a very important re-seller of ours.

Kim Erbo Christensen, Country Manager, UK, Dania Software

Natalie Duffield, CEO, IntechnologySmartCities
The techUK approach promotes collaboration between innovative SMEs and large corporates to drive innovation and help tackle some of the big issues facing our society. A common challenge for smaller companies is scale. While SMEs excel at innovation in the design of new products and services, they often lack the sales force to take their offering to the widest possible market. At the other end of the scale, big consulting firms offer exceptional professional services to a national client base but are typically less involved in research and development. For us, it was a perfect way to engage with large corporates. As a result of the launch event, I had follow-up calls with three large corporates, including a multinational professional services giant, a global technology company and an international IT partner.

Natalie Duffield, CEO, IntechnologySmartCities

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Programme Head, Local Public Services, techUK

Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK