CivVicLabs brings government and startups together to solve public sector challenges

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Current Challenges

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How might we incorporate the health outcomes that matter to patients into clinical practice?
Western Health
How might we reduce hospital acquired complications?
St. Vincent's Health Australia
How might we better understand how Victorians use public transport?
Department of Transport

Turning Problems into Opportunities for Startups

Starting with a public sector challenge, startups admitted into the four-month program will be co-located with government personnel and supported with funding, mentors, and resources to design and develop technology-enabled solutions for the challenge.

Last year the Victorian Government spent over $3 billion on goods and services. The CivVic Labs program offers a path to procurement dollars and contracts for Victorian startups.

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Chance to win a government contract of up to $150,000

Workshops on business design and product develoment

$35k capital funding to support your journey

Discover how to work with government

Mentoring and advisors


Office space for you and your team

Opportunities to scale

Government Partners

Government Challenge Owners

Is your team tackling a challenge that would benefit from innovative thinking and new technology?

Three rounds of the CivVic Labs will be delivered over two years to address up to 16 public sector challenges.

The first round of challenges were published in March 2019.

The second round of challenges will be published in September 2019. Get in touch with us ASAP if you’re interested in putting forward a challenge. There are only a few spaces left to participate in this round.

The third round of challenges will be published in 2020.

Working in a collaborative environment, government Challenge Owners will work with startups to co-design solutions to their identified challenges.

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