Transport for NSW is launching a technology and innovation industry challenge to assist the safe return of visitors to Sydney’s CBD, calling on start-ups and industry to submit their ideas and solutions.

Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Customer Strategy and Technology, Joost de Kock, said, “The impact COVID-19 has had on businesses in the city has been substantial, with workers staying home and a loss of tourists and international students.

“Through this challenge, we’re looking to revitalise the City of Sydney encouraging people to travel in a COVID safe manner to boost the economy and support businesses as they rebuild.”

Transport for NSW will work with other government agencies and local councils to implement the winning solutions over the next two months.

The challenge asks innovators to imagine ideas that will create unique and connected experiences for visitors into the city while encouraging COVID safe practices.

“This has been a difficult year for everyone. We hope this challenge will help to breathe life back into Sydney through new and inclusive activities, events and festivals and bring some joy for Sydneysiders and visitors,” Mr de Kock said.

“We have seen amazing ideas arise from previous innovation challenges and are keen to empower our customers and to build their confidence when travelling on the transport network.

“We are proud of our partnerships with industry and what we have delivered to date for customers, and I am excited to see what results this challenge will deliver.”

The challenge has two streams: COVID Safe Summer and The New Normal.

Applications for COVID Safe Summer close at 5pm on 11 January 2021, and must be submitted via eTender.

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