Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - January, 2011
The Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI), a joint initiative between the NSW Government and research organisations CSIRO and NICTA (National ICT Australia), has been launched in Marsfield, NSW.
The NSW Government has contributed $7.5 million to establish the centre over three years (to 2013) with matching in-kind support from the CSIRO and NICTA.
The centre will work with industry to create and deliver broadband applications in four key areas:
- Digital media and interactive broadcasting - increasing possibilities for companies to collaborate on digital media projects, worldwide, in real time;
- Tele health and e-health technologies - providing increased access to different types of health services for people living in rural and remote areas;
- Infrastructure such as smart grid including in the area of transport - to deliver efficiency improvements, maximise business productivity and minimise pollution; and
- E-Government - working with Government to develop ICT platforms and deliver access to better education, health, and utility services.