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Successful applicants for the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund 2019/2020 announced

Successful applicants

Following a first round of lean canvas assessments and a second round of live pitches, the following initiatives have been approved for seed funding from the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund. 

The successful teams will now begin work on delivering their early stage cross-agency pilots and prototypes.

Manawa (whanau voice) — Social Investment Agency

A tool to measure whānau wellbeing whilst amplifying whānau voices in the social sector.

China Capable Public Sector Interactive Online Scenario — Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Two online scenarios for the China Capable Public Sector’s Knowledge Portal website, exploring cultural protocols for engaging with Chinese government counterparts via immersive experiential learning modules.

Client Voices Amplified — Ministry of Social Development

An update and improvement of Client Voices, a suite of budgeting tools meant to help financial mentors solve their client’s financial problems.

More than just identifying clients' financial struggles, the update aims to understand their underlying causes.

Parenting a Pre-schooler and Starting School — Ministry of Education

An integrated service platform and continuation of SmartStart that makes it easier for parents to engage in their child’s early education.

Innovation Barometer — New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

A data-driven annual snapshot of innovative activity happening across the public sector.

My ENZ Portal — Education New Zealand

A new industry web portal to house all Education New Zealand digital tools and services.

Transition from Youth to Adulthood — Department of Internal Affairs

An integrated service platform and single point of information that makes it easier for young people to receive entitlements as they transition into adulthood.

Judging process

In October 2019, a group of leaders and experts from across the public service and the private sector were convened to serve as panel judges for this year’s round of applications to the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund.

Fifteen teams from twelve different agencies and crown entities submitted applications. All of them led to thought-provoking and spirited discussions among the judges.

Read more about the application process and criteria for the 2019/20 financial year — Applications open for the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund 2019/2020

What is the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund?

The Digital Government Partnership (DGP) Innovation Fund is a $5 million contestable fund that invests in digital and data innovation.

The fund provides an opportunity for agencies to collaborate and invest in early stage cross-agency pilots and prototypes.

It is administered by the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) team at the Department of Internal Affairs.

Contact

For queries around the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund email innovationfund@dia.govt.nz.

On 17 December 2019

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