NSW Govt opens applications for $6 million collaborative program

Applications for the program's first phase, 'Mobile Concierge' will close on 25 March

The NSW Government has called for applications for the first stage of its $6 million collaborative solutions program, the ‘Mobile Concierge’, seeking mobile and wireless solutions for the tourism and retail sector.

Treasurer and Minister for State and Regional Development, Eric Roozendaal, said the program will provide $2 million per year for the next three years to help business consortiums develop ICT-enabled solutions for various sectors of the growing digital economy.

According to Roozendaal, the first initiative of the program will focus on mobile and wireless innovations for Australia’s tourism and retail sectors, while later initiatives were likely to focus on Cloud computing and ubiquitous high-speed broadband.

“Funding is open to business consortiums that can bring together mobile application developers, technology and service providers, device manufacturers, research organisations, and user organisations to deliver innovative and new-to-market solutions,” Roozendaal said in a statement.

“As a guideline, Government grants will cover a maximum of 35 per cent of total project costs up to $250,000. Higher amounts could be considered for exceptional proposals, with applications considered on a competitive basis.”

Applications for the Mobile Concierge stage of the program close on 25 March.

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