Big data, cybersecurity & Industry 4.0 – Data61 opens for business


8 April 2016

2 minute read

Woman wearing virtual reality headset1,139 registered attendees, 78 booths and a legion of scientists, mathematicians and engineers ready to explain why our future depends on data; it’s fair to say Australia’s largest digital research innovation group, Data61, was launched in style last week.

Data61 is a business arm focussed on harnessing innovation and collaboration in research areas like big data, analytics, and cybersecurity, to solve technical and socio-economic challenges in our lives.

The inaugural D61+LIVE innovation showcase at Australia Technology Park, Sydney exhibited talent, IP and collaboration across four interactive zones: Security and Safety, Future Cities, Health & Communities and Emerging Platforms.

Already on the Data61 books are 31 government partners, 91 corporate partners and 29 partner universities.

And we’re global players – we’ve already developed a digital service with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that makes it easier for business to capitalise on Australia’s free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea.

We’ve recently announced a partnership with Cyber London, Europe’s first cybersecurity accelerator and business incubator, to strengthen cyber collaboration between Australia and the United Kingdom.

Want to see our results?

Look no further than our work with SMEs EMClarity and Hivery.

How can your business or research team get involved?

The D61+ Partner Program is an innovation network focused on data-driven disruption for Australia but with global context. We’re working across four categories of partners:

  1. Corporates, including SMEs
  2. Startups, via incubators
  3. Government, Federal and State, and
  4. Universities, through an existing collaboration agreement.

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