Published: 28th Aug 2019

The public sector is too unwieldy, well-established and overly scrutinised to take risks in a way that a nimble startup can, writes Ritam Gandhi, founder and director, Studio Graphene. When we think of organisations that are dynamic and innovative, the public sector is not typically the first-thing that springs to mind. Here in the UK, the public sector finds itself having to deliver more and more services on ever-dwindling budgets. The challenge is effectively allocating existing resources to ensure maximum results. In light of budgetary constraints, it makes sense for the government to begin looking to cost-efficiencies that can be arranged through existing technological solutions. Of course, this is much easier said than done.  The public sector’s reputation for opaque bureaucracy and hierarchies means even the smallest of changes can pose a challenge. For this reason, what we are increasingly now seeing is government departments looking to dynamic startups to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)