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What do you think the role of government should be in developing and promoting urban technology?
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Govt should give savings generated by tech to the inventors
May 28, 2013 chris N11
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If an app or other tech is created that streamlines a government service, or saves citizens time or money, then the tech team should be entitled to capture that financial savings. This should be framed as specific challenge grants by the local govt, where they identify problem areas, and a specific amount of govt budget that is allocated to it as a reward. The rewards would be set as some percentage of what the actual cost to the city is - but likely not 100%. Probably 75%, so that the city also benefits financially from the innovation.


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