AICCTP

Australia and India continue to elevate our cyber and critical technology cooperation, working together to shape a safer and more secure global environment. The $12.7 million Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) contributes to Australian Government priorities to promote a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The AICCTP complements the Australia-India Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation signed by Australia’s former minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Marise Payne and India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar as part of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership announced during the Leaders’ Virtual Summit on 4 June 2020.

The AICCTP’s flagship grants program is advancing our shared understanding of ethical frameworks, best practice and technical standards for critical technologies.

The AICCTP grants program rounds 1 and 2 focus on ethical frameworks, best practice and technical standards for critical technology. Round 1 grants were awarded in April 2021; and round 2 grant decisions were awarded in April 2022. Australia will work with India to develop round 3 grants next financial year.

The AICCTCP aims to:

  • To shape international discourse on critical technology strengthening our understanding of ethical frameworks  supporting research and development of technical standards.

  • To deepen institutional linkages on cyber and critical technology issues between Australian and Indian researchers, businesses and government.

  • To support India and potentially other Indo-Pacific countries to improve cyber resilience.

  • To complement our bilateral cyber and critical technology cooperation architecture supporting the Australia-India Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber Enabled Critical Technologies Cooperation signed by former Foreign Minister Payne with India’s External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar in June 2020.

For more information on the AICCTP, please visit the Australian High Commission of New Delhi’s website Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership: Grant Round 2 (highcommission.gov.au)

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