The AustCyber Projects Fund is a $15 million, three-year initiative. It is designed to promote growth in the Australian cyber security industry and take ideas global. There is a total of $8,500,000 available for this round of funding.
What is the funding for?
In this next round, areas of particular interest for AustCyber include building a cyber security capability map, measuring cyber workforce capability and capacity, providing cyber training resources and enhancing cyber security professional learning for schoolteachers.
Eligibility – who can access this grant?
An EOI can be submitted by a consortium or a single entity. The fund offers dollar matched funding for projects between $100,000 and $3,000,000.
The key requirements for a ‘Single Entity’ are:
- the entity must operate business in Australia, or principally in Australia, with a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
- the entity should be committed in writing to the project prior to the submission of the EOI
- the entity can describe, in detail, what the anticipated outcomes of the project are and how they will be measured
- the entity is willing to make outcomes of the project accessible to the wider cyber security sector
- the entity is willing to sign a funding contract with AustCyber.
The key requirements for a ‘Consortium’ are:
- Involvement of no less than two independent businesses (drawn from any combination of small to large service, education, or research providers, or simply business partners for the purposes of the solution)
- All consortium members must operate business in Australia, or principally in Australia, with a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
- All consortium members should be committed in writing to the project prior to the submission of the EOI
- The consortium can describe, in detail, what each member anticipates the measurable outcome of their contribution to the project will be, together with a statement of anticipated project outcomes and how they will be measured
- All consortium members are willing to make outcomes of the project accessible to the wider cyber security sector
- A consortium lead is identified and is willing to sign a funding contract with AustCyber and separately with their consortium members.
How do I apply?
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open. The EOI is a short description of the project and anticipated outcomes. EOIs will be assessed against the merit criteria and appropriate projects will be invited to pitch their idea. Those shortlisted through the pitch process will be invited to prepare and submit a full application.
EOI closing date is 12th July 2019.
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