Grow with NBN program: grants offered to companies who are harnessing the power

Australian Information Industry Association chief executive Rob Fitzpatrick.
Australian Information Industry Association chief executive Rob Fitzpatrick.

SMALL to medium businesses who are connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) are able to apply for a share in $150,000 to tell their innovation success stories.

The announcement was made this morning in conjunction with the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).

The ‘Grow with nbn Program 2017’ will offer three major grants of $25,000, six minor grants of $10,000 with an additional $15,000 awarded through the popular vote of NBN staff.

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Businesses with up to 50 employees can apply for one of the grants by telling the story of how they are innovatively using NBN for their business activities.

NBN chief customer officer John Simon said the grants would “celebrate the powerhouse that is Australia’s small to medium businesses and organisations”.

AIIA chief executive Rob Fitzpatrick said the group was eager to unearth stories about organisations using their NBN connectivity to drive growth, help communities or improve learning outcomes.

Applications opened today at 12pm and close on February 17.

Log on to www.growwithnbn.com.au for information.