ACT government throws NICTA a $12m research line

By GovTechReview Staff
Tuesday, 08 May, 2012

National ICT Australia (NICTA) has scored $12m in ACT government funding, to be delivered over four years, in a move designed to ensure the organisation’s long-term viability.

The government has invested $26.35m in the organisation since its founding in 2002, and the new funding will bolster the ICT research organisation’s capabilities for the near future.

“NICTA is producing excellent research results with direct application to the development of robust, innovative systems for emerging markets such as smart transport, e-Health and e-Government,” CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte said in a statement.

“With the additional funding, NICTA will be able to strengthen its research outcomes in these and other areas to accelerate the development of high-impact, wealth-creating topics.” Current research projects include the

development of an e-Health Living Lab, which will highlight ongoing e-health initiatives backed by research and clinical expertise from across the country’s universities and hospital system. NICTA will work in this and other areas to develop new technologies and training systems for industry professionals.

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