TICTeC Civic Tech Surgery #1: Public-private collaborations

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Public-private collaborations: how can civic tech work effectively with public and private institutions?

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This event is the first in a series of TICTeC Civic Tech Surgeries that will take place over the next 18 months, as part of mySociety's newly expanded TICTeC Labs programme of activities and events.

Each Civic Tech Surgery will focus on a different topic that has been identified by the new TICTeC Steering Group as a key challenge for the civic tech sector.

The topic of this Civic Tech Surgery is 'Public-private collaborations: how can civic tech work effectively with public and private institutions?'

During the Surgery, we will hear about the challenges of working on private-public civic tech projects from practitioners from across the world, as well as their solutions and ideas to tackle these. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to also provide their feedback on issues they have faced, and their solutions and ideas.

The Surgery will also feature reflections from civic tech researchers, to give perspectives on any evidence gaps or research ideas on the topic that might be beneficial, that can then be tackled in subsequent TICTeC Action Labs.

After not being able to meet as a global community in-person since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the aims of Civic Tech Surgeries are to build on TICTeC's history of bringing the global civic tech community together and facilitate the exchange of relevant and timely research, lessons learnt, successes, failures, ideas and code amongst the civic tech sector globally, so ultimately, civic tech tools are more effective.

What is TICTeC?

TICTeC stands for ‘The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference’, and since 2015 mySociety has convened an international cohort of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, philanthropists and tech giants to examine the effectiveness of digital interventions to enhance public participation, democracy, transparency and accountability.

TICTeC started as an in-person conference once a year, but has now expanded into a year-round programme of activities and events to discuss and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the global civic tech/digital democracy sector. The aim of the TICTeC programme is to grow the civic tech evidence base, address issues and challenges facing the sector, and enhance the effectiveness and potential impact of civic tech projects.

Who is this event for?

Anyone interested in the use and effectiveness of digital tools to enhance public participation, democracy, transparency and accountability.

We think the event will be of particular interest to civic tech practitioners and researchers, elected government representatives, civil servants, technology companies, funders and software developers.

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Joining instructions (we'll be using Zoom) will be sent with your confirmation email once you register. Please direct any questions about this event to Gemma Moulder at

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mySociety are a UK based not-for-profit who help people be active citizens with technology, research and data, used by individuals, journalists, and civil society in over 40 countries around the world.



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