The Accelerator culminates in Demo Day 4.0 which is the high point in the CivTech Programme calendar. It is the event at which the cohort of companies present their minimum viable products to their public challenges they have been set. This event has grown in profile with Demo Day 3.0 attended by nearly 500 delegates at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.


Over three years the event has grown from 150 attendees to 500 – one of the largest public sector events in Scotland. The delegates have been a mixture of public, private, third sector, academics and investors. And it is this mix which reflects the cross-sector nature of CivTech as a programme. The level of attendee has been at CxO and heads of service, together with high levels of Ministerial engagement. Government and public sector representatives from many nations attending include representation from Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, United States, UAE, and Australia, reflecting the growing interest in CivTech.

Feedback from Demo Day 3.0

“I loved the optimism, quality of presentations and breadth of challenges approached."

“A truly inspiring event.”

"Engaging presentations, inspiring people, positive atmosphere."

"The day was well time-managed and very well executed. The teams all gave a great account of themselves and it was a great atmosphere. It's very interesting and inspiring to see the problems presented clearly by the sponsor and then see the solution in a neatly packaged delivery."

"The whole Demo Day 3.0 was slick. Really good. Professional. It was great that you allowed delegates time to meet companies and genuinely network."

"A very enjoyable and successful day showcasing the benefits of public and private sector collaboration through a varied selection of challenges - well done to all involved."

"Inspiring presentations and content my organisation can engage with and take forward."