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Data Vic competition presents unlimited opportunities for innovative use of data

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Wednesday, February 5th 2014
| Victoria, Victoria, Australia


Thursday, 06 February 2014

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips is encouraging members of industry, academia, government and the general public to get creative in the Data Vic Competition by using data housed on www.data.vic.gov.au

The competition, an initiative between the Victorian Government and Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA), offers four prizes of $2,500, along with the opportunity to consult with the Victorian Government to further develop the winning projects and benefit from mentorship with members of SIBA.

Mr Rich-Phillips said this is a great opportunity for the Victorian community to discover more about www.data.vic.gov.au

“Data.vic.gov.au presents a wealth of opportunities to access government data and turn it into innovation, which will benefit Victorians and the broader community,” Mr Rich Phillips said.

“The competition also provides opportunities for other datasets not currently available through the Data.Vic directory to be discovered. The possibilities are endless.”

The competition aims to encourage users, creatives and visionaries to interact with, and gain a better understanding of, the untapped potential of the data.

The winning entries will showcase how government data can be used to serve a market need, or address industrial, environmental or community issues.
“This provides a great opportunity to discover new datasets and to work together to create both traditional and non-traditional applications for wider use and for the benefit of the Victorian public,” Mr Rich Phillips said.

The Data Vic Competition is now open for registration and will close on 28 February 2014. The winners will be announced at the Connect Expo on 14 March 2014.

For more information and to register for the competition, visit http://www.siba.com.au/SpecialPages/Competition.aspx

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