Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge searches out public sector innovation

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 21 February 2017
Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge searches out public sector innovation

Applications are now open for the Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) – a global search for innovative technology solutions that will help to increase transparency and efficiency in the public sector.

The initiative, led by Citi in collaboration with public and private sector organisations, including Microsoft, aims to provide public sector entities with access to technology innovators focused on areas such as government transactions and procurement; culture, ethics and citizen engagement; cutting red tape; and information security and identity.

Open worldwide, companies of all types and sizes are welcome to enter the competition. Selected participants will be able to enrol in a virtual accelerator programme, which will provide mentoring, curriculum and infrastructure support to help them enhance their submissions.

Finalists will showcase their solutions at one of six demo days in cities worldwide, including Buenos Aires, Dublin, Hyderabad, Mexico City and Singapore in May and June.

Companies have until 6 March 2017 to put forward their ideas. The accelerator programme will then run from March to April, when finalists will be selected to participate in demo days.

“We believe corruption prevents societies and individuals from reaching their full potential,” said Toni Townes-Whitley, corporate vice president of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft. “We're excited to empower T4I participants through our Microsoft Azure cloud platform and development tools to create innovative solutions that counter the challenges of corruption with trusted, inclusive, and transparent digital services.”

For more information about the competition, head to the T4I website.

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