Stage One Expression of Interest Form

NSW Government Innovation Districts COVID-19 R&D Challenges

Are you a business located in the New England North West region and have a solution that is supporting NSW during COVID-19 to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes?

UNE SMART Region Incubator is here to assist our region’s business’ to prepare for the Innovation Challenge. An independent panel from New England North West will select the best three businesses to take part in the challenge.

Please check your eligibility and complete the Registration Form below and our UNE SRI team will contact you.


  • 1 October 2020: Innovation Districts COVID-19 R&D Challenges goes live!
  • 21 October 2020:  2-4pm or 6-8pm Facilitated Workshop to prepare your application
  • 26 October 2020: 12-2pm Pitch to the NENW Independent Panel
  • 28 October 2020:  Three NENW Businesses notified to advance to the NSW-wide Challenge
  • 11 November 2020: Submit final application

    All questions marked (*) are required to be completed in full. All materials/information shared by Applicants will be held in confidence and made available only to the Program Team, UNE SRI.

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    8. I confirm that I have read the business eligibility requirements and that I am eligible to participate in this Innovation District Challenge. *

    Yes, I have read the eligibility requirements and confirm I understand the prerequisites.

    14. I acknowledge that this EOI is the first stage of the selection process for the Innovation District R&D Challenge and that the three top nominations from New England North West, will be supported to be submitted in a final application to NSW Treasury for stage two assessment.*

    Yes, I acknowledge and understand the selection process.