Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science has announced that Itree has been awarded a grant through the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII). This is the inaugural year of the program, designed to support small and medium enterprises to help solve public sector challenges through innovative solutions.
Itree is excited to be working with the Commonwealth's Department of Social Services, NSW Family and Community Services and ACT Community Services to help solve the challenge of sharing information nationally to ensure child safety. "We are confident our experience working with State and Federal government agencies across multi-jurisdictional data sharing initiatives and our innovative technology approach will make this feasibility study a success. It has already captured the imagination and heart of our team." said Ben Hobby, CEO of Itree.
The study concludes in June 2017, whereafter Itree hopes to proceed to a proof of concept phase to build a national solution that provides vital information to child protection workers, enabling early intervention measures. The challenge closely aligns to current Itree solutions that improve public safety across a variety of sectors.