Active Transport Bike Riding Innovation Challenge

Active Transport Bike Riding Innovation Challenge

How can you make regular bike riding from A to B an easy and fun experience?

About the Challenge

Bike riding is a great option to get from A to B. Not only is it a good alternative to a car but there are also health and cost benefits and it reduces traffic and congestion!

Despite the benefits, there are still several barriers that prevent people from choosing bike riding for non-leisure journeys over other transport modes.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is challenging innovators to come up with a data or technology focused solution to help people overcome these barriers in order to make bike riding easy and fun, and in turn promote the use of bike riding as a viable mode of non-leisure transport.

For an in-depth look at the barriers and triggers to bike riding as indicated by our research, as well as known data limitations, please visit the FAQ page.

The primary focus of this challenge is on solutions focussed around data and technology – not change management or similar programs. Seed funding from $5,000 to $50,000 is available for successful applicants, if required.

A virtual information session will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2021, providing interested parties an opportunity to learn more about the challenge, what’s on offer, and ask questions. Register for the information session via Eventbrite. Can’t make it on the day? A recording of the information session will be made available on this page after the event.

How the Challenge Works

The information session will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2021 from 11am to 12:30pm AEST. The information session is an opportunity for developers and interested parties to ask questions and get further information about the challenge. Register now on Eventbrite.

Applications open on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 12:30pm AEST and close on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 11:59pm AEST.

Submissions will be assessed and ranked by a judging panel, with finalists then invited to Pitch Day.

Pitch Day will be held on Wednesday 2 June 2021, during which finalists will pitch their solutions to a judging panel. Challenge finalists will then be selected.

Chosen teams will then begin the incubation phase with support from the Open Data and Innovation team as well as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Visit our Innovation Challenges page for more information on the innovation challenge process and to view case studies from previous challenges.

Key Dates
Registrations for the Information Session opened Monday 3 May 2021
The Virtual Information Session will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 11:00am AEST
Submissions Open on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 12:30pm AEST
Submissions Close on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 11:59pm AEST
Shortlisted Pitchers will be notified on Monday 24 May 2021
Pitch Day will be held on Wednesday 2 June 2021
Finalists will be notified by Wednesday 9 June 2021