The future of decent housing has a first and last name: technological innovation. In this blog post, which is part of a series on the IDB Group's 2022 Housing Forum, we address the important role of innovation and technology in closing the housing gap in our region. In order to explain the relationship between these three factors, we suggest you take part in a game: noughts and … [Read more...] about How can innovation and technology solve the housing deficit?
In today’s blog, the IDB Cities Laboratory presents the Cities for All Challenge. We are looking for local government officials to design and test innovative solutions to urban problems, and thus contribute to establishing a culture of public innovation. Keep reading to learn more details about this call! How to establish a culture of innovation in governments? Two of the … [Read more...] about Applications are open!: join the “Cities for All” Challenge
Govtech ecosystems, defined as ecosystems composed of startups, scale-ups and digital SMEs with solutions developed for public institutions, are already a reality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). These governments need innovation, technology, and new ideas to be able to respond to the expectations of their citizens, an especially urgently need in the current pandemic … [Read more...] about Govtech Ecosystems in Latin America: innovation focused on improving services to citizens
In this series’ previous posts, we explored how the GovTech space brings non-traditional digital providers closer to public institutions. In this post we’ll dive into how open innovation enables the incorporation of innovative solutions from digital providers into the operations of local and national governments. This strategy, known as open innovation, is an innovation … [Read more...] about 5 key steps to implement GovTech Open Innovation in our cities
The COVID-19 pandemic has put national and sub-national governments around the world to the test. Public health systems have been overwhelmed by an exponential increase in patients while governments have had tremendous difficulties in detecting and controlling infections. At the same time, the provision of essential public services such as education or public transport has at … [Read more...] about Innovative solutions in the public sector: The new Govtech ecosystems