Boating Companion Innovation Challenge

Calling all innovators and app developers!
Can you create an app to help recreational boaters navigate the waterways?

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) want you to pitch us on the development of a boating companion app to provide recreational boat users with information and tools for a safe and enjoyable journey!

We will be releasing Maritime datasets which can be incorporated to assist in your development of the app.

Key dates:

  • Applications Open - Monday 27th November 2017
  • Information Night - Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 6pm - click here to get tickets
  • Applications Close - Friday 19th of January 2018
  • Pitch Day will be held on Tuesday 13th February 2018
  • Teams who are eligible for incubation and seed funding will be announced by Friday 9th of March 2018

A launch date for the app with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and RMS is targeted for mid 2018.

For more information about the challenge, judging criteria, FAQs and to enter your submission please go to Boating Companion Innovation Challenge | TfNSW Open Data Hub and Developer Portal

If you have any other questions feel free to post in this thread.

Looking forward to seeing all your entries! Good luck.

-The TfNSW Open Data Team

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We had a very successful information session last night with more than 50 people attending. If you were unable to attend you can now find the information slide pack and full recording of the session on the open data hub. See links below:

If you have any further questions feel free to post in this thread and we’ll get back to you.

-The TfNSW Open Data Team

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gday Alejandro…

The challenge emailed out an invite headlining the possible funding is $60k.
Although in the FAQ’s the funding says that maximum is $30k.

Can you please clarify - there is a very big difference.


Hi @3CT,

Apologies about the confusion, let me clarify. We have a total funding pool of $60k in the case that there is more than one winner but each team is only eligible for up to $30k.

Let me know if you have any further questions.


Thanks for clarifying.

The FAQs have now been updated to include questions that came out of the information night. Please check them out at Boating Companion Innovation Challenge - Criteria and FAQs | TfNSW Open Data Hub and Developer Portal