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The 2023-2024 longlist

After sifting through 98 ideas submitted to the programme in this cycle, the judges selected the eight ideas below for further development by our project teams. On this page you can read precis of the eight ideas, and watch the teams’ pitches to the judges at the Semi-Final – where four were chosen to go forward to the Final.

Our congratulations to all those selected, and thank you to all who submitted an idea!

DWP Training Tender Evaluation, submitted by Audrey from Department for Work and Pensions

Tenderwise: DWP Training Tender Evaluation – applying generative AI technologies to improve efficiencies and summarise, score, and compare bids in a faster manner.

Border Control Queue Optimisation, submitted by Lucy from Home Office

SmartQ: Border Control Queue Optimisation – merging datasets and digitalising how passengers are tracked when travelling through the border control at airports.

Policy Summarisation Chatbot, submission from the Department for Work and Pensions

POSUM: Policy Summarisation Chatbot – introducing generative AI to revolutionise how governmental agencies harness their data, by strengthening staff tools and minimising time spent, as well as saving taxpayers’ money and improving outcomes for citizens.

NHS Geospatial Planning Tool, submitted by Paul from Department of Health and Social Care 

NHS Geospatial Planning Tool – using open-source software and publicly accessible datasets to support NHS workers in planning visits to patient’s home, reduce emissions through optimised travel planning and ensure coverage across GP practices.

Streamlining the NHS-DWP Death Data Exchange, submitted by Corey from Department for Work and Pensions

GENIE: Streamlining the NHS-DWP Death Data Exchange – automating how data is shared between the NHS and DWP to reduce duplication of civil servant workloads and reliance on legacy systems.

Accurate EV Usage Distribution Mapping, submitted by Caity from Department for Transport

Accurate EV Usage Distribution Mapping – data analysis and data linking to effectively plan for further public investment into local-level charging infrastructure, and support uptake of EVs in future.

 Unlocking Unstructured Prison Data, submitted by Malcolm from Ministry of Justice

InspectAI: Unlocking Unstructured Prison Data – applying advanced data analytics to unanalysed text-based data uncover hidden insights in existing data within prisons.

Optimising Prison Space Management, submitted by John from Ministry of Justice

Optimising Prison Space Management – using algorithms and data analytics to create a system that predicts, in real-time, when and where prison spaces will become available.

Watch the presentations from the 2021 longlisted teams on our YouTube channel