CivTech Scotland announce their 7th set of challenges.

CivTech 7 Challenges

Are you an innovator, entrepreneur, start-up or established company? 

CivTech offers an unrivalled opportunity to develop a product for a public sector or charity customer with a real need and rapidly grown your business. 

Launching their seventh programme, CivTech have annoucenced thirteen new Challenges across a diverse range of themes including empowering communities, helping marganisalised individuals, tackling environmental problems and improving transport infrastructure. 

The 13 challenges are as follows:

  • How can technology help detect beaver burrows and assess the associated risk to public and private interests? (Challenge Sponsors: NatureScot)
  • How can data about businesses be used to transform the design, delivery and evaluation of business support services across Scotland’s public sector? (Challenge Sponso: Scottish Government Directorate for Covid Business Resilience and Support).
  • How can technology help people self-organise and build meaningful connections as part of Scotland’s global business community? (Challenge Sponsors: Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation, Scottish Government Economy Directorate, Scottish Government Digital Directorate, CivTech).
  • How can technology stimulate demand for cycling infrastructure and support communities in the south of Scotland? (Challenge Sponsors: South of Scotland Enterprise and Censis Technology Solutions). 
  • How might technology help match British Sign Language (BSL) users and their required interpreters more easily and equitably? (Challenge Sponsor: Scottish Government Directorate for Equality, Inclusion, and Human Rights).
  • How can artificial intelligence, data and digital technologies be used to enable more inclusive access to public services, starting with disabled people? (Challenge Sponsors: Scottish Government Digital Directorate, Directorate for Digital Health and Care, Directorate for Social Care, National Care Service, NHS 24).
  • How can technology help communities and households understand their energy needs and work with local suppliers towards sustainable energy solutions? (Challenge Sponsors: South of Scotland Enterprise and Censis Technology Solutions).
  • How can technology aid parents through the admissions process for an ever changing statutory entitlement to early learning and childcare? (Challenge Sponsor: West Lothian Council). 
  • How can technology enable organisations and volunteers to organise while expanding and evidencing the positive impact of their work across Scotland? (Challenge Sponsors: White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Government Directorate for Justice, Citizens Advice Scotland).
  • How can technology reduce the impact of giving evidence in court by helping victims and witnesses prepare for the experience? (Challenge Sponsors: Victim Support Scotland, Scottish Government Directorate for Justice).
  • How can technology support Citizens Advice advisors to quickly deliver the best possible outcome for their clients using data and collective expertise? (Challenge Sponsor: Citizens Advice Scotland).
  • How can technology transform building standards compliance to empower citizens and contractors to produce safer and more energy-efficient buildings? (Challenge Sponsor: Scottish Government Directorate for Local Government and Housing).
  • How can we use technology to better understand the issues facing our town centres, and be a catalyst for revitalisation? (Challenge Sponsors: Scottish Borders Council and South of Scotland Enterprise).

Do you have an idea that will help solve any of the CivTech7 Challenges? 


Challenge applications can be submitted until midday 28th June. 

Find out more about the challenges here.