Innovate with NBN back for another year
Applications are now open for the latest round of the Innovate with NBN grants program, which supports individuals, businesses and organisations across regional and remote Australia to take their technology-led ideas to the next level.
Delivered by NBN Co in partnership with the Regional Australia Institute, the grants will support innovators and entrepreneurs deliver game-changing projects that enhance the digital capabilities of communities and businesses.
Successful grant recipients will receive up to $15,000 to support their innovative projects, with the overall champion to receive $20,000. The total prize pool for this round is $125,000.
Grant categories include Health, Agriculture, Tourism, Arts, Education, Indigenous Business and Women in Business – with winners to demonstrate the outstanding digital creativity and vision.
Previous rounds have supported projects like regional Victoria’s TerraLab who developed the STA Logger, an innovative system to digitally manage invasive weeds on farms.
Applications open on 21 August, and close at midnight on Friday 29 September 2023.
The Albanese Government is committed to improving the digital capability of individuals and businesses in regional and remote Australia. The Government has invested $2.4 billion to expand full-fibre NBN access to an additional 1.5 million premises – including over 660,000 in regional areas.
For more information on the program and to apply for a grant: www.nbnco.com.au/campaigns/innovate-with-nbn-grants-program.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
"The Albanese Government strongly supports tech innovation that increases productivity and commerce in regional and remote communities.
“It’s fantastic to see Innovate with NBN back for another year.
“These grants have helped regional innovators across the country take their projects to the next level and enabled businesses to reach new customers and boost their efficiency.
“I strongly encourage innovators and entrepreneurs in regional and remote communities that have game-changing, technology-led ideas to explore their potential and to apply for an Innovate with NBN Grant.”