Demo Day – 90 minutes of quick fire presentations and questioning – was a showcase for the Result 9 Accelerator, New Zealand’s first Accelerator for government projects.

On show were five products that have potential to improve government services and unleash the value in government-held data. The full house of industry and government representatives found out that doing things differently can create good outcomes for business.

A new approach to government

Industry and government representatives were inspired by the innovative ideas on show – and they also gained insight into a new way for the public and private sector to work together to deliver solutions for business customers.

Shoppin: Building retail confidence

Shoppin is a web-based tool to help hospitality and retail businesses decide if a location will be suitable for setting up shop.

Nexus Marketplace: API matchmaking

Nexus Marketplace is an online matchmaking service to help businesses find government APIs (application program interface) and help government make decisions about developing new ones.

Vizbot: Easing the building concent process

The Vizbot web application will make the building consent process more efficient for everyone involved – building owners, councils and agents such as architects and builders.

Cambio: getting good procurement outcomes

Cambio is a pre-procurement process to help government to achieve outcomes-based buying decisions.

EasyComply: simplifying the complex

The EasyComply team’s experience demonstrated the value of the Accelerator process – enabling them to quickly identify that their initial concept for making it easier for businesses to find seasonal workers was not suitable. The team refocused its efforts on the challenges businesses face with employee’s application process for essential skills visas, and is now sharing its learning with Immigration NZ.