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Big Data Connect Program (BDCP)
Program ID: 16788
This program aims to encourage South Australian manufacturers to explore opportunities for using big data to improve productivity, competitiveness and increase profitability. It is one of six key enabling technologies the government of South Australia is focussed on under its Manufacturing Technologies Program.

The objectives of the program are to:
- Raise awareness of big data and how businesses can use the technology to increase their competitiveness and profits.
- Demonstrate how big data can lead to new opportunities for South Australian businesses.
- Increase the adoption of big data by South Australian small and medium enterprise manufacturers.
- Utilise the skills of the Data To Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC), which is based in South Australia, to deliver the BDCP and translate its knowledge to industry.
- Accelerate business growth in employment and profitability.

There are two types of projects available:
1. Big Data Investigation (BDI)
- The D2D CRC will identify opportunities for the successful applicant to use big data to create value by using existing data, as well as external data and the steps required to adopt the technology.
- Participants will be required to provide a cash payment of $5,000 to the D2D CRC in addition to an in-kind contribution of approximately 0.2 FTE for four weeks.
- The total project value is approximately $30,000.

2. Big Data Development (BDD)
- The D2D CRC will deliver a tailored software solution using existing available data and/or open source data.
- Participants will be required to provide a cash payment of $10,000 to the D2D CRC in addition to an in-kind contribution of approximately 0.2 FTE for eight weeks.
- The total project value is approximately $75,000.

Applications are assessed on a continual basis and applicants will be notified of a decision within eight weeks of receipt of an application.

A total funding pool of $240,000 is available.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include businesses that have little or no experience with big data, as well as those who already undertake some data analysis, and must:
- Be a solvent, financially viable business or commercial enterprise.
- Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN).
- Be based in South Australia.
- Have been in operation for longer than a year.
- Be able to fund the required co-contribution.
- Agree to provide information and data, including financial information as required.
- Be prepared to commit to senior executive or board level engagement.

Businesses can apply for either project type or initially carry out a Big Data Investigation project and then apply for a Big Data Development project (subject to available funding).
Main Assessment Criteria
The main assessment criteria include:
- Strategic alignment
- Likelihood of success
- Impact

Please review the Guidelines for the complete information of the assessment criteria.
Applies to
GuidelinesJune 2017
FAQsJune 2017
Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator
Status Open
Closing Information
This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Funding Type Grant
Maximum Funding $10,000
Total Funding Pool $240,000
Requires Co-contribution? Yes
Competitive Yes
Location South Australia
General - Non-Industry Specific
Information Technology and Communication (ICT)
Start-up / Establishment
Difficulty Rating
Department of State Development (DSD)
Program Administrator
Department of State Development (DSD)
Telephone 08 8303 2153
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