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Can you create a digital solution that improves the tourism and road trip experience in NSW?
Can you create or enhance data related to road trips that can be published as open data?

About the Challenge
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is challenging innovators to come up with digital solutions to help people navigate our Tourist Drives and get the most out of tourist road trips in NSW for when we can travel across NSW again. 

Seed funding up to $25,000 is available for successful applicants, if required.

A virtual information session was held on Wednesday 8 September, providing interested parties an opportunity to learn more about the challenge, what’s on offer, and ask questions about the process. A recording of the information session is available at the bottom of this page, along with a copy of the slides. You can read a transcript of questons answered during the session on the FAQ page

Challenge Statements

  1. Create a digital solution that improves the tourism and road trip experience in NSW

  2. Create or enhance data related to road trips that can be published as Open Data

How the Challenge Works
Applications open on Wednesday 8 September at 5:00PM and close on Wednesday 22 September at 11:59PM AEST. In your application you can address either or both of the Challenge Statements. 

Submissions will be assessed and shortlisted by the Evaluation Panel, with finalists then invited to present their ideas at Pitch Day.

Pitch Day will be held on Wednesday 6 October, 2021, during which finalists will pitch their solutions to a judging panel. The best ideas will then be selected to enter the incubation phase. The Pitch Day will be held via video conference.

During the incubation phase teams with support from the Open Data and Innovation team as well as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will develop their products to a high quality ready for public release. 

Visit our Innovation page for more information on the innovation challenge process and to view case studies from previous challenges.

Open Data for Road Trips and Tourism
Datasets that may be of interest for those developing solutions for the NSW Road Trip Innovation Challenge include:

Innovation Challenge Timeline

Key Dates

Registrations for the Information Session opened Wed 1 September 2021
The Virtual Information Session was held on Wed 8 September 2021 at 2:00PM
Submissions Open on Wed 8 September 2021 at 5:00PM
Submissions Close on Wed 22 September 2021 at 11:59PM
Pitch Day will be held on Wednesday 6 October 2021
Incubation Starts November 2021
Product Launches March - April 2022

*Dates are subject to change

Information Session Recording

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