Applications to support local digital innovators and entrepreneurs in Eden-Monaro through the Innovate with NBN Program are now open.
Delivered by NBN Co, in partnership with the Regional Australia Institute, these grants will support innovators and entrepreneurs deliver game-changing projects to enhance the digital capabilities of communities and businesses.
The Program is a celebration of regional and remote businesses at the cutting-edge of innovation and that connect their communities.
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 Women in Regional Business, Health, Arts, Education, Agriculture, Tourism, Indigenous Business, along with an overall Champion award – with winners to demonstrate outstanding digital creativity and vision.
The Australian Government is committed to improving the digital capability of individuals and businesses in regional and remote Australia.
The Better Connectivity Plan includes $400 million dedicated to boosting mobile coverage, $200 million for place-based connectivity solutions under the Regional Connectivity Program, $30 million for on-farm connectivity and a national audit of mobile coverage to better identify and target blackspots.
For more information or to apply for the ‘Innovate with NBN Program’, click HERE.
Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain said technology driven initiatives mean more people are better connected.
“It’s fantastic to see the NBN Co continuing to support local entrepreneurs in the Eden-Monaro,” Ms McBain said.
“The Innovate with NBN Grant Program will put our regional communities best and brightest on a path to lead innovation and productivity,” she said.
“This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs across the Eden-Monaro to take advantage of the NBN and ensure they remain at the forefront of our increasingly digital society.”
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