Digital Partnerships Program

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Territory enterprises can now access round 2 of the Territory Government’s Digital Partnerships Program.

The program enables local businesses to team up with the ICT industry to develop innovative digital solutions to overcome challenges facing industry, with grants available up to $200,000 on a 50:50 co-contribution basis.

The first round of the Digital Partnerships Program delivered digital solutions for the hospitality, renewable energy and essential services sectors. Previous recipient and Territory based Project Manager Kamal Ali, of Mycor, is developing an innovative smart water sensor system and highly recommends the program.

“Apart from the obvious benefits of financial assistance, the grant gave us legitimacy which meant we could attract interest from overseas partners and suppliers who had the IT expertise we needed”.

Working with the Minnesota-based engineering firm, Lab 651, Mycor built an in-house predictive smart water sensor to minimise urban tree water use.

“We had already gathered a lot of information about producing an optimum watering schedule for plants and trees in an urban environment but we were looking for the technology, IT software and hardware experience to assist us in this task.”

“The grant not only allowed us to think outside the box but it gave the team the space to come up with an innovation we can further develop and manufacture right here in the Territory, creating jobs for the future and maintaining them.”

To be successful, applications should develop digital technology, support local jobs, and economic growth, improve competitiveness and productivity of Territory enterprises.

Apply now

For further information, go to Innovation website.

To apply now, go to GrantsNT.

Kamal Ali holding the smart water sensor probe.
Caption: Mr Kamal Ali, Project Manager Mycor and Ms Taneille Brann Project Officer, NT Government with the innovative smart water sensor probe.

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