We are supporting businesses and industries to develop and adopt secure digital technologies for Australia’s future.
Digital technologies are becoming part of our everyday lives. These technologies are providing new opportunities to create jobs, drive economic growth and boost competiveness.
Our department is helping to deliver a modern, digital economy through Australia’s Digital Economy Strategy. This whole-of-government strategy envisions Australia as a leading digital economy and society by 2030.
We are supporting this vision in 3 areas:
Artificial intelligence (AI) can help the economy thrive.
See how we are positioning Australia as a global leader in developing and adopting trusted, secure and responsible AI technology.
Blockchain is a technology for storing and exchanging data that can improve business processes and efficiencies.
See how we are progressing towards a blockchain-empowered future.
Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 sets out a plan to create a more secure digital environment for Australians and Australian businesses. Our department is helping to deliver the strategy through programs that:
This includes initiatives under the Cyber Security National Workforce Growth Program that aim to grow Australia’s cyber security capabilities:
The Australian Government is investing in initiatives to support Australia’s quantum industry.
Quantum technology can create efficiencies and expand capabilities for businesses across the economy.
Our department is developing the National Quantum Strategy. It will set out the process for helping Australian quantum meet its economic potential. Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley will guide the strategy with a committee of other quantum experts and stakeholders.
We are also developing a Quantum Commercialisation Hub. It will support quantum research commercialisation and quantum business growth in Australia. The hub will form international partnerships with like-minded countries to:
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The government’s Digital Business Plan encourages businesses to take advantage of digital technologies.
Our department developed digital tools under the plan:
The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is transforming how businesses operate by connecting the physical with the digital world. Artificial intelligence, advanced automation and robotics are examples of Industry 4.0 technologies.
We released an Industry 4.0 Testlabs in Australia report in 2017 to improve the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries through Industry 4.0 technologies. The Industry 4.0 Testlabs pilot program established testlabs at 6 Australian universities.
Last updated: 23 June 2022
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