Recipients of the third round of the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) grants have been announced.
The AICCTP creates a research and development fund to foster collaboration between Indian and Australian businesses and research institutions. It also provides funding for information sharing and capacity building initiatives to support other countries to improve their cyber resilience.
Funding totalling over $1.6 million will be distributed among six successful projects:
- 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'.