Why Were Startups Critical to Our Response to COVID-19?

During the crisis, central government, local municipalities, hospitals and other affected institutions needed solutions immediately, therefore they were more open to who they received the solutions from. This opened doors to many smaller companies and startups, who could show that they are trustworthy and can deliver good results quickly. How critical were startups in fighting the crisis? How does current situation change the future for startup-government collaboration?

Note: This session was produced as part of the GovTech Week Lithuania by our programme partner GovTech Lab Lithuania – https://www.govtechlab.lt/govtechweek