Mentoring in GovTech Programme


Client: GovTech Programme

Date:  January 2020 – March 2020

Description: Smart City Insights has been selected to be a mentor in GovTech Programme run by Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, and by Agency for Digitalization.

Smart City Insights is mentoring 3 selected companies on Challenge 5 – Low Cost Sensor – air quality monitoring for the Ministry of Environment and Food. The Ministry wants to test the LCS (LowCostSensor) market and investigate whether there are air sensors capable of measuring the most relevant substances and particles of a quality that makes LCS applicable in the national air measurement program. At the same time, the Ministry wants to challenge the market and explore the possibilities of creating new and better services for citizens, businesses and authorities using data from LCS.


The GovTech Programme is a challenge-based initiative, which seeks to initiate, support and bolster collaboration between the public sector and technology companies with innovative solutions.

The programme invites Danish and international tech companies to bring their most innovative and value-adding solutions to the public sector. The companies with the most promising ideas will be invited to join a 5-week PoC phase that includes a bespoke market dialogue with government officials and domain experts. In the final phase, the programme presents a number of recommendations on how the given challenge could be solved. Companies participating in the programme receive economic compensation for their efforts.