About the Big Data Connect Program
Big data is the process of collecting, organising and analysing large amounts of data to discover patterns and other useful information to make better decisions.
The Big Data Connect Program (BDCP) helps businesses understand and apply big data to create opportunities and capture more value. It’s part of the South Australian Government’s Manufacturing Technologies Program, which helps South Australian manufacturers explore and adopt new technologies to increase their competitiveness and access new markets.
There are two types of projects under the BDCP, delivered by the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC):
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. A BDI project is expected to take up to four weeks.
- $5,000 cash plus in-kind of approximately 0.2 FTE for four weeks.
- The total project value is approximately $30,000.
Big Data Development (BDD)
The D2D CRC will deliver a tailored software solution using existing available data and/or open source data. The software developed will be used to solve a business problem, for example analysing production quality issues, supply chain optimisation, demand forecasting, or to enhance an existing product. Open source software will be used where possible.
A BDD project is expected to take up to eight weeks.
- $10,000 cash plus in-kind of approximately 0.2 FTE for eight weeks.
- The total project value is approximately $75,000
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)
To be eligible for assistance, applicants must:
- be a solvent, financially viable business or commercial enterprise based in South Australia
- hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- have been in operation for longer than a year
- be able to fund the required co-contribution and payments
- agree to provide information and data, including financial information as required
- be prepared to commit to senior executive or board-level engagement.
How to Apply
- Applications are now open.
- Read the program guidelines (PDF)
- Complete the application form (DOCX)
- Read the supporting information at D2D CRC
- Visit the website for this scheme
- Please contact Paul Arthur, Business Partnership Manager (ECMS, Arts & Professions) for assistance with a submission.