The Government is currently reviewing programs to ensure its investments are targeted and aligned with policy priorities. We will contact all applicants regarding the status of your application once the review is complete.

In the meantime, please be reminded that under Section 5.3 of the Catalysing the Artificial Intelligence Opportunity in Our Regions – Round 1 Grant Opportunity Guidelines, you may elect to commence your project from the date we notify you that your application is eligible and complete. We are not responsible for any expenditure you incur until a grant agreement is executed.

Catalysing the Artificial Intelligence Opportunity in Our Regions Round 1


This program provides businesses with up to $500,000 to support the development, implementation and demonstration of real-world applications of artificial intelligence technologies
Closed

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants from $250,000 to $500,000.

Who is this for?

Regional industries, businesses and communities partnering together to deliver projects using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Overview


Applicants should demonstrate how their project:

  • supports the development, implementation and demonstration of real-world applications of artificial intelligence technologies that address challenges in regional area(s) in Australia
  • increases the awareness and understanding of real-world artificial intelligence applications, opportunities, benefits and risks in regional area(s)
  • develops new partnerships between regional industries, businesses and communities with the Australian technology sector.

Successful applicants and projects will contribute to the program’s goals. The program outcomes are:

  • increased adoption, development and use of artificial intelligence technologies in regional area(s) to lift the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of industry and business
  • greater trust, inclusion and awareness of artificial intelligence technologies and their applications in regional area(s)
  • to bring forward the potential economic, productivity, social and environmental benefits of artificial intelligence in regional Australian economies and communities, supporting job creation.

Contact


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Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Standard grant agreement

Accountant declaration

CEO/Board letter template

Project partner letter of support