Big Data Connect Program (BDCP)

BDCP is a program to help manufacturing businesses in South Australia find opportunities to improve their business through analysing big data.

Big Data Connect Program (BDCP)

Big Data Connect Program (BDCP)

The Big Data Connect Program (BDCP) aims to encourage South Australian manufacturers to find opportunities to improve their business through using big data. Big data is the process of collecting, organising and analysing large amounts of data to find patterns and information to help with decision making.

 

Background

Big data is one of six key enabling technologies the Government of South Australia is focussed on under its Manufacturing Technologies Program. This program aims to assist South Australian manufacturers explore and adopt new technologies with the aim of increasing competitiveness and access to new markets. The other focus areas include additive manufacturing, advanced materials, photonics, robotics and automation, and digital technology

The BDCP will be delivered by the Data To Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) for an initial period of twelve months. The program is funded by the Government of South Australia through the Department of State Development and aims to encourage South Australian manufacturers to explore opportunities for using big data to improve productivity, competitiveness and increase profitability.

 

Objectives

The Big Data Connect Program (BDCP) aims to:

  • raise awareness of big data and how it can help businesses
  • show how big data can lead to new opportunities
  • increase use of big data by small and medium enterprise manufacturers
  • apply big data skills to industry
  • help businesses grow in employment and profitability.

 

Funding

The Big Data Connect Program (BDCP) can provide support for two types of projects:

Big Data Investigation (BDI)

  • Identifies ways to use and adopt big data into the business.
  • The project is expected to take up to four weeks, with an approximate total project value of $30,000.
  • Businesses are expected to contribute:
    • $5,000 cash
    • in-kind contribution of approximately 0.2 FTE for four weeks.

Big Data Development (BDD)

  • Delivers a tailored software solution to solve a specific business problem.
  • The project is expected to take up to eight weeks, with an approximate total project value of $75,000.
  • Businesses are expected to contribute:
    • $10,000 cash
    • in-kind contribution of approximately 0.2 FTE for eight weeks.

The program is offered on a competitive basis and is aimed at businesses that have little or no experience with big data, as well as those who already undertake some data analysis.

Individual projects are expected to be completed within 4-8 weeks. 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).

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for assistance under the Big Data Connect Program (BDCP), an applicant 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.

 

Timing

Application is on an ongoing basis.

 

More Information

2018-08-22T18:39:03+00:00August 20th, 2018|