The GovTech-Program Denmark is a challenge-based initiative, which seeks to support, strengthen and further develop collaboration between the public sector and technology companies with innovative solutions for the Danish Government, more specifically the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and the Agency for Digitisation.
According to the UN, Denmark is the leading country in the world when it comes to public digitisation. Nevertheless, it is crucial to remain up to speed with the latest technological advances in order to further improve public services through new and innovative solutions. To achieve this, Denmark must become even better at supporting the collaboration between public authorities and tech companies.
Can you solve one of the six challenges? Apply by November 18th.
Discuss your solution, business and strategy for the chance to be selected. Up to 3 companies will be selected per challenge.
Build proof-of-concept solution with challenge owners and experienced business mentors.
Present proof-of-concept solutions to the Ministries and challenge owners with a view to commercialise.
PUBLIC will advise challenge owners with council from Danish Competition and Consumer Agency how to potentially tender out. All companies can bid on a tender.
CHALLENGE 1 - DANISH SAFETY TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY
The Danish Safety Technology Authority (SIK) wants to investigate how new scanning technology/image recognition or other technologies can:
- digitize and automate the capturing and storing of product information when doing product inspections
- and integrate the information with existing databases from prior inspections
SIK conducts risk based market surveillance in order to ensure that products are compliant with the relevant product safety legislation. SIK performs market surveillance by visiting companies and verifying the product safety compliance and by monitoring e-commerce. In 2018, SIK made approx. 3.500 inspections and sampled approx. 1.800 products, including toys, electrical products, fireworks etc.
CHALLENGE 2 - MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs would like to investigate whether new technologies can provide an automated solution to prepare material for the Minister prior to company visits and meetings.
The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs would like to automate (parts of) the preparation of material for the Minister's company visits and meetings in order to improve internal quality assurance, uniformity, strategic focus and time optimization.
CHALLENGE 3 - EUROPEAN CONSUMER CENTRE DENMARK
Forbruger Europa (European Consumer Centre Denmark) would like to explore how new digital solutions can help gather better, more structured, data from consumers about their complaints. This could involve guiding them to a custom pathway based on automatically classifying the kind of complaint they've made (e.g. flight delay, car rental issue) and novel interfaces for gathering data (e.g. chatbot / dynamic forms).
Forbruger Europa would also like to investigate how new digital solutions can help triage and upgrade user experience in consumer complaint cases. More specifically, there is a need for creating a rules engine or other structure to automate, or semi-automate, responses to certain categories of complaints, improving operational efficiency.
CHALLENGE 4 - AGENCY FOR DIGITISATION
This challenge originates from the cooperation between the Agency for Digitisation’s and a group of different Danish medias, on the utilization of existing media material for the development of Danish speech recognition - a 'Speech-to-Text' Danish language model. The purpose with this challenge is to receive qualified suggestions for the development of language components designed for the use in applied Danish speech recognition – a Danish language model for speech recognition. A Danish language model intended to support the development of AI solutions, with the interest to improve the quality of public and commercial service tasks. This could be automatic voice transcription and dictation used when public servants write journals and process case management, or other use cases such as chat bots, assistance to people with writing difficulties, voice-controlled Internet search and communication with smart devices and speakers, etc.
CHALLENGE 5 - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD OF DENMARK
The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark wants to test the LCS (LowCostSensor) market and investigate whether there are air sensors capable of measuring the most relevant substances and particles of a quality that makes LCS applicable in the national air measurement program. At the same time, the Ministry wants to challenge the market and explore the possibilities of creating new and better services for citizens, businesses and authorities using data from LCS.
CHALLENGE 6 - CITY OF AARHUS
The City of Aarhus would like to tackle psychological and behavioural barriers associated with low bathroom use among children whilst at school. Solutions should provide interactive and digital learning to students that can complement planned and ongoing behavioural interventions (e.g. lessons, projects) across the schools of Aarhus.