Innovate with nbn Grants Program

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is delighted to partner with NBN Co to deliver a new grants program called Innovate with nbn.

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The program is focused on unearthing and supporting businesses that are using the nbn network to develop products or solutions that improve productivity or social outcomes for regional and remote Australians.

Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply for one of the seven categories:

  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Indigenous Business
  • Women in Business

The winner of each category will receive a $10 000 grant, with the overall Innovate with nbn major grant of up to $25 000 to be awarded to the most outstanding application across all categories.

The program will also track the progress of the winning submissions and look to showcase how businesses took their ideas from concept to reality, the challenges they faced, and the benefits achieved from the development and execution of their idea.

Applications are accepted online. For more information and selection criteria, visit and follow the link to complete an online form. Applications close 30 November 2020, with the winners to be announced in 2021.

We’re excited to see what innovative businesses are out there in Regional Australia!