Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership Grants

The Australian Government congratulates the five grant recipients funded under the second round of the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) program. 

The AICCTP is a $12.7 million initiative that contributes to the Australian Government priorities to promote a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

The program promotes Australian and Indian Organisations working together to contribute to the global development of ethical standards around critical and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), next generation telecommunications (5G/6G), Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, synthetic biology, blockchain and big data.

The successful applicants are:

  • The Tech Policy Design Centre and College of Law at the Australian National University (ANU) with the Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) at the National Law University Delhi (NLUD) for their project: Shaping blockchain technical standards consistent with Australia and India’s shared vision of an open, free, rules-based Indo-Pacific.
  • The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) of India together with the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) for the project: Ethical 6G - Identifying Elements of Ethical Framework for 6G and Creating Opportunities for India and Australia.
  • Victoria University with the Gujarat National Law University for the project: Cross Border Data Flows Between Australia and India - understanding the legal, policy and ethical standards for data, cyber security, AI, quantum and new technologies.
  • InQ Innovation with WE Hub Telangana for the project: Australia India Bi-Lateral Cyber and Critical Technologies Market Access and Business Pathways Program for Women Led Technology Businesses in Australia and India.
  • The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) for the project: A techdiplomacy and negotiation guide on technical standards for Artificial Intelligence in the Indo-Pacific.

The AICCTP Grant Round 3 is expected to be advertised in September 2022. More information on the AICCTP and Australia-India Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation can be found here.