As buyers of technology, public sector agencies can afford zero risk in novel products. While this risk approach is appropriate across the board for public and quasi-public infrastructure and other channels, it creates a clear disconnect with the next generation of innovative products and services. Governments at all levels can and should benefit from entrepreneurial leaps in technology. To access the latest, public sector buyers need carefully defined conditions.

CTC's Innovators to Government (I2G) Initiative seeks to identify public sector agencies and representative bodies interested in pilot programs, technology demonstrations and proofs of concept, especially for deployment of experimental technologies.

In December 2015, CTC issued a joint white paper on government acquisition of technology. Download the white paper here.