Innovation getting people safely back into the Sydney CBD


Transport for NSW is calling on start-ups and industry to take part in a challenge exploring technology and innovation that will encourage the safe return of customers as they visit and play in the city of Sydney.

“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,” Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Customer Strategy and Technology Joost de Kock said.

“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.”

“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.”

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