Conferences and EventsInnovators work with City of Edinburgh Council to develop digital services

Innovators work with City of Edinburgh Council to develop digital services

The annual ‘civic challenge’ encourages participants to develop digital services like mobile apps, websites or product concepts to enhance life in the city for residents and visitors.

Last Sunday innovators across Edinburgh came together to compete in the Edinburgh Apps event, which this year focused on health and culture & sport themes.

Led by the City of Edinburgh Council, the annual ‘civic challenge’ encourages participants to develop digital services like mobile apps, websites or product concepts to enhance life in the city for residents and visitors. It is one of the first events of its kind to take place in the UK, allowing entrants to work with Council and partner data to create new ideas.

At the event, ideas were pitched to a panel of judges. Winners included a running app for tourists and a tool to organise sporting activities in the city. Winners will receive funding to develop their ideas further in partnership with the Council, along with additional business support.

Economy Convener and Digital Champion Councillor Frank Ross, who also helped judge the competition, said: “We were very impressed with the calibre of entries to this year’s contest – choosing the winner was a tough decision. Not only were concepts inventive but also incredibly useful, proving how important technology is to running a modern city.”

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