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Are you the solution?

In the scope of the "Digital Leaders" program established in collaboration with "Digital Israel" division of the Israeli Government and JDC Israel (Joint), we are searching for Israeli companies and startups that will be the solution for one or more of the challenges facing the 15 Israeli municipalities we are working with. The goal of the program is to bring relevant technologies to the public sector.

In the program, the senior officials from various government ministries and local authorities are trained and mentored to improve digital capabilities of the public sector and partner with relevant technologies in Israel which solve their most urgent challenges, in particular to improve services for Israeli citizens. In the current batch, we are working with ±40 CEOs and CIOs of 15 municipalities in Israel to establish pilots with relevant SMBs. The paid pilots will be funded by the Israeli Government and will start in Q4 of 2017. 

The program is FREE OF CHARGE and once your solution is selected for a pilot, you will get paid for your work!

List of the challenges as defined by the municipalities:


1.     Transferring information from the municipality to the residents divided to different groups (customized information per areas of interest, emergency, etc.)

Details: Many local authorities are interested in transferring information to their residents on a variety of topics and avoid sending information that is not relevant for each resident. Thus, information about events for children should not reach residents who don’t have children or whose children are not of the relevant age. Also, a leak of dangerous material on a particular street should not bother all the city's residents.

2.     Reducing the arrival of residents and business owners to municipal offices in order to receive basic services (issuance of a resident's permit, municipal tax payments, registration for educational frameworks, etc.)

Details: In many municipalities, residents and business owners are required to arrive at the municipal offices to receive service and pay for taxes. In some municipalities, where the forms are online, they still must be printed and physically transmitted or sent via fax/mail. In addition, there is a heavy burden on the employees of the authority, who sometimes find it difficult to meet the volume of inquiries and provide an efficient service.

3.     Absorption, follow-up and response to requests/complaints from residents (requests for information, reports of hazards, etc.)

Details: In many cases when residents apply to the municipality to report on hazards or receive information about events, they don’t have one place to contact and follow their request. Thus, the municipality is not aware of all the existing problems or of issues that disturb its residents, and therefore finds it difficult to provide an efficient service.

4.     Comprehensive identification of relevant call-for-proposals for municipalities.

Details: Call for proposals is the main way for municipalities in Israel to receive funding for various projects. Since there are many call for proposals on various issues on different platforms, the municipalities have no certainty that they have located the relevant calls for them.

5.     Improving decision-making processes and managing tasks (with emphasis on HR, projects and budgets)

Details: Municipalities manage various projects and are required to make decisions regarding huge budgets. Since projects include many factors and external bodies, it is difficult to monitor the progress of the projects and meet the defined times. Also, without information available and processed the ability of the managers of the authorities to make effective decisions are limited.

6.     Difficulty in performing cross-departmental tasks in municipalities as a result of the lack of information sharing between departments

Details: Many tasks and services are managed by municipalities in several departments that rely on various sources of information and use various information infrastructures. As a result, the lack of synchronization of information makes it difficult to complete the tasks, complicates the services to residents and impairs the ability to collect taxes effectively.

7.     Optimization of public transportation services for residents

Details: In small municipalities, the frequency and availability of public transportation is limited and makes it difficult for residents to move to work and to various activities.

8.     Asset management platform

If you believe you have a solution for one or more challenges, click HERE to apply (the extended deadline is July 10th).

Questions? Feel free to contact Roy Zaban:

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