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Cyber the early focus of new small business grant program

19 August 2020
Media Release

Defence small businesses will be recruited to join the fight against cyber threats under a new industry support program being launched today.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said Australian small businesses will receive funding to develop ambitious, game-changing capabilities for the Australian Defence Force.

The Defence Industry Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (ICERA) will offer Australian small businesses significant opportunities to investigate innovative and visionary projects that will contribute to improving Defence industry’s ability to support Australian Defence Force capability priorities.

Support of up to $300,000 per proposal will be provided for projects for up to 18 months.

Read the full Media Release on the Department of Defence website.


Ben Spencer (Minister Price’s office): +61 412 754 310
Charlotte Butler (Minister Price’s office): +61 406 338 521
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