The MAV Technology Innovation Fellowship is a $10,000 grant provided by MAV Technology to advance a current or proposed ICT, GIS or information management project.

The MAV Technology Innovation Fellowship is awarded to advance the local government ICT/GIS/RM project that most successfully: 
• demonstrates outstanding innovation; 
• advances the objectives of the MAV Technology Strategy; 
• supports council business objectives; and 
• influences or assists other councils to improve service delivery.
The fellowship grant can be used to fund current or proposed ICT/GIS/RM projects. The grant may be awarded to more than one project (totalling $10,000).


SELECTION CRITERIA

The MAV Technology Executive Committee implement and support projects that will positively impact council business priorities in economic development; community services; governance and corporate services; planning and infrastructure; and environmental sustainability. 

Fellowship submissions are assessed by independent judges in regard to how well they:
• demonstrate outstanding innovation, effort and outcomes; 
• advance the objectives of the MAV Technology (formerly LGICT) Strategy; 
• support council business objectives; and 
• influence or assist other councils to improve service delivery.


HOW TO ENTER

Email your entry to lbennetto@mav.asn.au. Closing date is 30 June 2016.

Your entry should include: 
• the name of the project;
• a brief description of the project (1 paragraph);
• background information including project objectives;
• details of the project (implementation challenges and outcomes);
• a summary of how the project addresses the selection criteria;
• names and titles of all people involved in the project’s delivery; and
• details of the person to contact in regard to the nomination.


WHO CAN ENTER

Entries typically include about 2 pages of information (which can have links to other supporting information, if required). Entry is open to all Victorian local government officers and their agents.


PREVIOUS WINNERS 

2015 MAV Technology Innovation Fellowship: 
Corangamite Shire Council - Roadside weed mapping & works tracking app (WINNER – $7,500) and City of Manningham - Photocell survey - Measuring flood impacts (HIGHLY COMMENDED – $2,500)

2014 MAV Technology Innovation Fellowship: 
The 2014 Innovation Fellowship was shared by two recipients who will both receive $5,000:  Nillumbik Shire Council for their Providing Road Grading Information to Residents online project and Latrobe City Council for their Video Capture of Council Activities project.

2013 LGICT Innovation Fellowship: 
Cardinia Shire Council for their Transition to Activity Based Working initiative. 

2012 LGICT Innovation Fellowship:
Alpine Shire Council for their Asset Inspection System project.