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28th October 2019

Encouraging Welsh businesses to help shape new UK electronic waste tracking service

We are encouraging businesses across our network to take part in a project aimed at helping to shape the future of the electronic waste tracking service across the UK.

The governments and regulators across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, are looking at how waste tracking processes can be digitised. In particular, how we record what happens to waste as it moves from production to recovery or disposal.

The project is progressing well and in October 2019 two companies, Anthesis and Topolytics, received GovTech funding of up to £500,000 each to develop a prototype waste tracking service over a 12 month period. GovTech Catalyst is a £20 million fund to help tech firms deliver innovative solutions to public sector challenges. It encourages small, emerging technology businesses to create and develop innovative solutions to public services, that once proven can be scaled to provide benefits to both business and society.

Moving into this next phase, the project partners are keen for businesses to help shape waste tracking to ensure that it meets their needs by joining a user panel which will provide the opportunity to take part in user research and test software as it is developed. The majority of user panel activity will take place online, via email or in the workplace and signing up does not commit businesses to taking part.

Sign up to join the waste tracking user panel here.

You can also sign up for a forthcoming newsletter here or via the user panel link.

 

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