Digital Gaps is co-developing small, interoperable digital products using open standards with innovating public sector organisations and small businesses.
This is providing value-for-money off-the-shelf products that have been developed by the sector.
The innovating public sector organisations generate income for themselves, if the products sell to other public sector organisations, without carrying any liability.
The collective provides many benefits to the specialists and small businesses including learning from other members, mentoring and the opportunity to submit proposals and win work in the public sector.
The Collective is built on trust. All members must sign up to a set of principles and pre-qualification statements to ensure that Digital Gaps is trusted to excel – excellent advice, excellent value and excellent quality.
“We know digital is a massive opportunity for public sector to improve services and reduce costs. Small businesses can offer agility, creativity and innovation as well as great value to the public sector. We recognise that it is difficult for a risk averse authority and a small business with limited sales resource to engage each other. Our vision is to be the trusted broker to work with both sides to make it possible. Digital Gaps is the most proactive initiative to support the Government’s target of 25% of public contracts going to SMEs that I’ve seen.”
The discovery events allow the public sector to hear about new innovative solutions, gain masterclasses in digital tech and to express their gap / problem / challenge to see what potential solutions the collective will come up with.