Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership grants: Round 3

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Today I am pleased to announce the grant recipients of the third round of the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP).

The AICCTP is one way Australia and India are working together to promote safety, prosperity and security for the Indo-Pacific region through our approach to cyber and critical technology.

Through the AICCTP, Australia and India continue to elevate our cyber and critical technology cooperation; working together to promote and preserve an open, free, safe and secure Internet, while addressing cyber security challenges and harnessing critical technology opportunities.

Receiving AICCTP grants with a combined value of over $1.6 million, the six successful projects will conduct research which contributes to international discourse and policy making in cyber and critical technology, while inspiring collaboration and innovation.

  • The University of Wollongong (UOW) in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) for their project 'Standardisation and Development of Practical Privacy enhancing Cryptographic Techniques for Cloud Computing'.
  • The Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at the University of Sydney in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) for their project 'Critical Quantum Technology: Creating Scientific Fluency, Ethical Awareness and Policy Options for a Quantum Future'.
  • The University of Western Australia (UWA) in partnership with IT for Change for their project 'Effective Ethical Frameworks for the State as an Enabler of Innovation'.
  • The Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT Palakkad), the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and industry partners Siemens Australia and Maxbyte Technologies Singapore for their project 'Responsible AI for Net Zero – An Australian and India Collaborative Approach towards Practice, Governance and Ethics in Energy Futures'.
  • The Australian National University (ANU) in partnership with InKlude Labs for their project 'New Ethical Frameworks for Synthetic Biology in the Indo-Pacific'.
  • The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) at India's University of Law, in partnership with the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics at the University of Melbourne and Ikigai Law, India for their project 'Building Inclusivity by Design in AI/ML Powered Healthtech - an Indo-Australian Partnership for International Policy Making'.

Our partnership with India – a leader in cyber and tech capability, boosted by a thriving sector and a young population – to invest in cyber and critical tech collaborations and initiatives aims to support an open, free, rules-based Indo‑Pacific region.

Projects which have been successful under the AICCTP range from researching standards and frameworks on cloud computing, quantum, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality and synthetic biology.

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