Request for Proposals – ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA)
The ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA) is an AUD5 million pilot of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) innovationXchange that aims to support and scale high-growth potential enterprises focussed on smart urbanisation solutions in ODA eligible cities across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This will support innovation at the city level across ASEAN Member States to enhance urban development and create and scale commercial opportunities for women, men and youth from urban centres.
In implementing the ASCA, DFAT is seeking tenders from experienced profit and not-for-profit incubators and accelerators to support and scale high-growth potential enterprises focussed on smart urbanisation solutions in ODA eligible cities across ASEAN Member States. Given the focus on cities within ASEAN Member States, it is expected that proposals will demonstrate strong existing relationships and a track record of working together to produce tangible outcomes, with relevant public and private stakeholders (for example local government, private sector, investors, technical expertise, civil society). It is also intended that the ASCA will leverage additional funding and investment, both for enterprises supported and the ongoing operations of the accelerator beyond the life of this program.
Industry briefing: 10 December 2018, Canberra
RFP Close: 2pm (Canberra time), 24 January 2019
For more information please see the AusTender website.