NSW digital and education leaders discuss new tech-enabled solutions

6 December 2013

Collaborative Solutions event attendees

NSW's leading technology developers met with research, educational and multinational corporation representatives this month (December 5) to explore new online and interactive education solutions.

The event is part of Innovate NSW – Collaborative Solutions, a NSW Government initiative that links the State's world-leading tech industry with businesses in NSW key sectors.

Ideas springing from Thursday's event (December 5) have the potential to be developed into online solutions which could be trialled in partnership with key partners in the education sector and other associated markets.

NSW Trade & Investment's Collaborative Solutions program provides financial and other support to foster links to help develop globally competitive business driven solutions as to help strengthen and grow NSW's economy.

Around 170 people attended the December event, the latest in a series designed to focus on specific sectors and provide introductions, networking opportunities and exchanges of ideas.

Collaborative Solutions is part of the NSW Government's Innovate NSW initiative, which connects technology enterprises with businesses in key sectors.

Previously funded projects include:

  • Tapit's near-field communication solution for the Australian Museum;
  • Art Processors' Mobile Multimedia Guide for the NSW State Library; and
  • Artis Group's system to enable Department of Primary Industries veterinarians to remotely record location-specific biosecurity data.

In its first two years the Collaborative Solutions initiative generated an estimated $11.9 million in revenue, $3 million in export revenue and created 157 jobs.

For more information see Innovate NSW and Collaborative Solutions.