PSII won pan-European eGovernance Solutions competition
Creative Business Cup eGovernance Solutions competition finals took place on October 6th 2017 during the Ministerial eGovernment Conference that was held in the framework of Estonian EU Presidency in Tallinn, Creative Hub. 5 teams presented their innovative solutions for public e-services. Service design and user service friendliness marked an important role in the eGovernance contest.
“We’re hosting the eGovernance start-up competition finals in the best setting, at the Ministerial eGovernment Conference in Tallinn among EU digital ministers and top experts of the field. Start-ups tend to focus on the private sector in their business plans, so I am glad to see that we will receive new ideas from young start-uppers for the public sector as well,” said the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Urve Palo at the Awards Ceremony.
Startup called PSII (Personal Sensitive Identifiable Information, Estonia) achieved the first place. They are building AI based Personal Sensitive Identifiable Information search engine for Governments to ensure the compliance for the new data protection regulation. Goverments are obliged to ensure the citizens private data is protected. PSII enables governments efficiently research for private data leakages. They will represent their country at the global Creative Business Cup competition in Denmark, Copenhagen. In addition, the winning team was rewarded with a prize valued 10 000 euros, including the 2-day mentor support from the Estonian e-Government summit experts. First runner-up is Statlab and second runner-up is PublicJob.ro. Both companies will participate in Creative Business Cup program, taking place on November 16th in Copenhagen, to increase their global network. Congratulations!
“It is an extremely acute topic that touches people all over Europe because from the next year, the new Data Protection Directive comes into force and it is a good tool for governments to convince people that their data is protected” says jury member Linnar Viik about the winner.
“These startups have the opportunity to do something groundbreaking – transform the way we think, do and build governance. The reach of implementing these kinds of solutions is immense and that calls for some careful thinking and orchestrating, but also the possibility to create connectivity between the working government and the people.” – Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, managing director, Creative Business Cup.
The eGovernance Solutions contest received a total of 23 applications from 7 countries.
Creative Business Solutions eGovernance competition is a sub competition to Creative Business Cup (CBC) and organised by Creative Estonia, Nordic Council of Ministers´ Office in Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture and Entreprise Estonia (EAS) and funded from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Creative Estonia, a Creative Culture Industries(CCI) info and developing centre is an official representative of Creative Business Cup in Estonia.