The Government is seeking feedback on the design of round one of the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative

How it works

Why we want your input
We are seeking stakeholder views to identify ways that the guidelines can best encourage proposals from a range of sectors and businesses.
How you can voice your opinion
You can share your views by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 11 December 2020.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Feedback will inform the design of the grant opportunity guidelines for the first round of the Initiative.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period:  November 13, 2020 09:00 AEDT to December 11, 2020 17:00 AEDT

We are seeking input on the design of the first round of the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative (the Initiative). The Initiative will support emerging business and commercial uses of 5G.

The program aims to create a pipeline of trials demonstrating different 5G applications, including Internet of Things applications, which will help build Australia’s 5G ecosystem. The trials will undertake rigorous and replicable testing of technologies that make use of 5G.

The Initiative is part of the Government’s JobMaker Digital Business Plan to accelerate the digital transformation of Australian businesses and create jobs. The Initiative will provide two rounds of grants funding, each with $10 million available.

We are seeking stakeholder views to identify ways that the guidelines can best encourage proposals from a range of sectors and businesses.

Feedback will inform the design of the grant opportunity guidelines for the first round of the Initiative.

Relevant Documentation

Australian 5G Innovation Initiative—round one—consultation summary

Published 23rd Dec 2020

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This paper sets out the main views raised in submissions in relation to the questions raised in the Discussion Paper released to guide the public consultation.

Australian 5G Innovation Initiative—round one—discussion paper

Published 13th Nov 2020

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The Government is seeking input from all interested stakeholders on the design of the first round of the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative (the Initiative). The Initiative will support investment in 5G trials by supporting emerging commercial use cases.

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Formal Submission

The following submissions have been provided by third parties and may not meet WCAG 2.0 requirements. For an accessible copy of a submission, please email 5Ginitiative@communications.gov.au.

In addition to the published submissions this consultation received 53 confidential submissions. These were largely from individuals concerned about electromagnetic energy (EME) and the Department's 5G and EME page includes further information on this issue.

The following formal submissions have been made public.

Viasat

Wireless Innovation Lab