Technology is evolving faster than ever. Trends such as advanced robotics, cloud computing, big data, smart grids, and Artificial Intelligence are radically changing the business landscape, reshaping the nature of our economy, and changing the boundaries of what is possible and what is not. Such technologies bring enormous challenges to society, in terms of job-creation, security and sustainability. But they also provide powerful opportunities to governments and enterprises that, if correctly used, could help us reach unprecedented levels of prosperity.
With the aim of facilitating that process, IE and its Center for the Government of Change launched the first GovTech Venture Day in Spain, a cutting-edge, highly competitive program designed to support the identification and development of start-ups that are using new technologies to help governments and enterprises that work with public institutions in tackling some of the most pressing problems of our age.
In the past months, we have analyzed dozens of candidates from 10 different countries and selected the best 6 start-ups based on their originality, financial viability, and ability to have a positive impact on major social challenges such us climate change, growing physical and digital insecurity, the rise in inequality, and social vulnerability among others.
Now, we are celebrating a final event in Madrid, where these 6 start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a selected audience composed of investors, government officials, business pioneers, academics, and representatives of key industries.
The event will be a great intellectual and networking opportunity for those interested in using new technologies to help the private and the public sectors to create a fairer, more secure, and prosperous world for everyone. So, if you are around, do not miss it!