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Innovate With NBN Grants Open for Regional and Remote Businesses Across Australia

October 7 2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program, with $95,000 in total funding up for grabs to support regional and remote businesses drive the development and adoption of their bright ideas.

Innovate with nbn™ – delivered in partnership with the Regional Australia Institute – is looking for businesses that
are harnessing the benefits of the nbn™ network to develop products or solutions that improve digital
participation, productivity or social outcomes for regional and remote Australians.

Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply for one of the seven categories including: Agriculture, Arts,
Education, Health, Indigenous Business, Tourism and Women in Business. The winner of each category will receive a $10,000 grant. Each category winner will go into the pool to become the overall winner and receive an additional $25,000.

Gavin Williams, NBN Co Chief Development Officer, Regional and Remote said:

nbn is committed to lifting the digital capability of Australia and helping regional businesses to unlock the benefits of the nbn™ network.

“Through Innovate with nbn™, we are looking for these new and exciting innovations that need a little bit of help to bring their idea to life.

“I encourage eligible businesses to apply, and I am excited to see the depth and range of digitally-led solutions that are being developed in regional Australia for regional Australians.”

Liz Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Australia Institute said:

“Quality broadband services are critical for business in regional and remote Australia to innovate and compete.

“High quality broadband connectivity is critical to boost the prosperity, creativity and sustainability of regions and the livelihoods of their people.

“The Regional Australia Institute is delighted to be involved with the Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program again this year.”

Applications are online. For more information and to apply visit

Applications close 30 November 2021.

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