Funding available for AI and Digital Capability Centres

The Australian Government is offering $44 million to establish AI and Digital Capability Centres, connecting businesses with AI equipment, tools, services, training and expertise.

The Australian Government is offering $44 million in grants to establish 4 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Capability Centres.

The centres will:

  • help Australian businesses improve their AI skills
  • connect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with AI equipment and tools
  • increase the adoption of AI technologies
  • provide training and guidance on AI technologies
  • support the development and commercialisation of AI products and services for domestic and global markets.

Grants of up to $11 million are available to applicants to establish a capability centre. Your project must nominate focus areas in applications of AI that align with the government’s National Manufacturing Priorities or Digital Growth Priorities.

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AI and Digital Capability Centres are part of the government’s AI Action Plan. The plan sets out a vision to:

  • make Australia a global leader in developing and adopting trusted, secure and responsible AI
  • ensure all Australians share the benefits of an AI-enabled economy.

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