Collaborative Solutions - Mobile Government

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The NSW Government announced seven successful consortiums awarded grants under round two of the Collaborative Solutions series, Mobile Government, to help build the State's digital economy. We would like to thank all of the applicants for participating in the Program.

We would also like to thank the evaluation panel members for the difficult task of evaluating the submissions. The panel members were: Kylie Hargreaves (Executive Director, NSW Trade & Investment, Investment & Export Services), David Kennedy (Chief Information Officer, NSW Trade & Investment), William Murphy (Executive Director, ICT Policy, NSW Department of Finance & Services), and Dr. Michelle Deaker (Managing Partner and Executive Director, OneVentures).

Please note the following correction to the Collaborative Solutions - Mobile Government announcement: The Mobile Multimedia Guide at NSW State Library includes the following consortia members - Art Processors Pty Ltd supported by Samsung, Hewlett-Packard Australia, and State Library of NSW.

Collaborative Solutions – Mobile Government (CS-MG) is the second call for this program and focuses on the use of mobile and wireless solutions to improve public-sector productivity – with solutions piloted at NSW Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services.

The audience for this CS-MG program includes mobile application developers, technology providers, service providers, device manufacturers, research organisations, and user organisations in the Department.


  • Assist in the exchange of ideas between mobile application developers, technology providers, service providers, device manufacturers, research organisations, and user organisations in the public sector
  • accelerate the development of new-to-market and significantly innovative mobile solutions with significant potential for commercial success, job creation, and export; and
  • drive innovation, productivity and transformation in the public sector through the adoption of compelling mobile solutions.

Key requirements

  • Consortia-backed submissions: Each submission must be backed by a consortium of at least three members. The Consortia Lead must be a NSW-registered business with the capability to commercialise and export the ICT solution being developed. The consortia must include at least one User Organisation (an agency within the Department) to participate in the development and piloting process. The remaining consortia members will provide technologies, content or capabilities to the project.
  • Developed and piloted in NSW: Solutions must be predominantly developed in NSW. Submissions with minor components (less than 20 per cent of project costs) developed outside of NSW will be considered, but those components will not be supported by the grant if one is awarded. The solutions must be piloted in NSW.
  • Development has not commenced: The development of the proposed solution must not have commenced before the date of submission. Any grant funding will be for the development and piloting of the proposed solution after the date of submission.


Date Activity
Tue 8 Nov 2011 Announcement and program website launch
Thu 17 Nov 2011 Program briefing and call for submissions
Thu 8 Dec 2011 Industry and Government networking/pitching event
Wed 29 Feb 2012 Submissions close at noon 12:00 PM
March 2012
Short-listed consortia notified for presentations
April 2012
Awarding of grants to winning consortia

Program briefing – Thursday 17 November 2011

A program briefing occurred on Thursday 17 November to provide details of the CS-MG program. Presentation slides in .pdf and webcast format are listed below:

  • Welcome Address and Program Overview
Mobile Government Opening and Welcome .pdf Webcast
Mobile Government Program Details .pdf Webcast
  • NSW Trade & Investment Department Presentations
Industry, Innovation and Investment .pdf Webcast
Primary Industries, Food and Water .pdf Webcast
Energy and Resources .pdf Webcast
Tourism and Events .pdf Webcast
Finance, Strategy and Operations .pdf Webcast
  • Previous Program Recipients – Mobile Concierge
Mobile Concierge recipient Tapit Media .pdf Webcast
Mobile Concierge recipient Object Consulting .pdf Webcast
  • Questions & Answers Panel
Q & A panel .pdf Webcast

Industry and government pitching event – Thursday 8 December 2011

An industry and government pitching event occurred on Thursday 8 December to facilitate introductions, exchange of ideas and the formation of consortia. Over 150 people attended. Businesses and divisions in the Department had the opportunity to make brief presentations. Please see presentations below:

VIP Welcome & Event Introduction .pdf Webcast
  • NSW Trade & Investment Department Presentations
Arts NSW
.pdf Webcast
Australian Museum
.pdf Webcast
Destination NSW .pdf Webcast
Fisheries NSW (Shark Smart) .pdf Webcast
Fisheries NSW (Fish Online) .pdf Webcast
Forests NSW .pdf Webcast
Investment & Export Services .pdf Webcast
NSW Liquor, Gaming & Racing .pdf Webcast
NSW State Library .pdf Webcast
Resources & Energy (Geo Survey) .pdf Webcast
Resources & Energy (Mine Safety) .pdf Webcast
Sydney Opera House .pdf Webcast
  • Non-Department Presentations (Technology and Research Organisations)
Amethon .pdf (Unable to pitch at the event)
Artis Group .pdf (Unable to pitch at the event)
Azuron .pdf Webcast
CSIRO .pdf Webcast
Empire One .pdf (Unable to pitch at the event)
Front Foot .pdf Webcast
Google .pdf Webcast
Nokia .pdf Webcast
Nomad .pdf Webcast
Nsquared .pdf Webcast
Paypal .pdf Webcast
Small Multiples .pdf Webcast
Teleresources .pdf (Unable to pitch at the event)
The Project Factory .pdf Webcast
University of Wollongong .pdf Webcast
YouSmart .pdf Webcast

Stay informed

We have also set up a private LinkedIn group called Collaborative Solutions Program. This group has been created to foster networking between companies and organisations that may wish to form consortia. To join this group, you will need to:

  1. Become a LinkedIn member at
  2. Search the group directory for Collaborative Solutions Program and click "join".

Program information

The following are supporting documentation for the program.


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