For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies

by • 2 months ago

A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.

San Francisco innovation chief Krista Canellakis steps down

by • 11 months ago

After seven years of projects, often involving connecting government with private-sector expertise, the city's chief innovation officer is moving on.

Flint's 'Beyond Blight' portal wins $75,000 prize

by • 11 months ago

The Michigan city has lost half its population since 1960. A digital tool to improve collaboration is helping communities manage their abandoned properties.

Underserved communities triaged in CivStart accelerator's first cohort

by • 1 year ago

Ten startups will enter a 24-month program to develop solutions aimed at improving quality of life, public safety and public health for underserved communities.

Startup in Residence expands to 100 cities and counties, applications open

by • 2 years ago

After a small-scale national pilot, the program that pairs startups with local governments is now opening its doors to a wider pool of civic challenges.

Meet PAIGE, San Francisco's promising young IT procurement chatbot

by • 3 years ago

Advanced new virtual assistants like this one are bottling and distributing government's hidden institutional knowledge.

D.C. to lead East Coast growth of Startup in Residence program

by • 3 years ago

As a 2018 nationwide expansion approaches, the nation's capital announces it will serve as civic tech program's East Coast hub.

3 cities show what a national Startup in Residence program can do

by • 3 years ago

As the California Bay Area's Startup in Residence program approaches national expansion in 2018, this year's participants share how AI, analytics and process changes are expanding government's options and improving communities.

San Francisco Startup in Residence program seeks replicable solutions through national expansion

by • 3 years ago

The city will cede leadership to tech policy nonprofit City Innovate Foundation as organizers consider applications from communities around the country.