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An opportunity to test your new technology in a real-world environment.

The Sunshine Coast, Australia is uniquely positioned to allow companies to come and test and trial new tech in the real world.

The Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network (SCIBN) provides the fastest connection from the east coast of Australia to Asia and second fastest to the US.

SCIBN, including the new Maroochydore City Centre digital assets, provides an opportunity for research organisations, government and business to accelerate the development of new technology software, hardware equipment and devices.

Case study:
The Connected Worker

This video features a case study called “The Connected Worker” in which Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with The AVR Lab, has successfully tested augmented reality wearables and software using the Maroochydore City Centre’s high speed/low latency Wi-Fi 6 Network.

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Business testimonial:
The AVR Lab story

In this video, The AVR Lab discuss the benefits of testing and trialling new tech for their business and their experience of working with Sunshine Coast Council.

Want to test and trial your technology on the Sunshine Coast?

Here’s how:

  • 1.
    Call Wendy to discuss your project on 0408 731 999 or click the link below to request a call back.
  • 2.
    Submit an application telling us about your challenge or problem you want to solve, objectives, success vision and resources you need (in confidence).
  • 3.
    Have your application assessed in accordance with the Sunshine Coast International Program Cable Network Leverage Program – Guidelines.
  • 4.
    If eligible, get access to Sunshine Coast Council’s infrastructure networks via the Smart City Framework team to test and trial your tech*.
  • 5.
    Enjoy the diverse lifestyle offerings one of the ‘most loved destinations in the World’** has to offer.

Are you interested in testing and trialing your technology on the Sunshine Coast? Reach out to Wendy Macdonald, the Investment Lead at the Sunshine Coast Council, by clicking the link below.

*Subject to commercial arrangements
** Voted #3 according to the Tourism Index Sentiment, with travellers from across the globe

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