The Centre is a multi-agency initiative based within the Office of National Intelligence that works collaboratively with partners within and beyond the Australian Government.
On 29 March 2022, the then Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced the establishment of the Centre: “The multi-agency Centre will ensure Australia, working with our allies, can better anticipate and capitalise on emerging technologies. Working with non‑government R&D partners as well, we will be able to better fund, shape and deploy cutting-edge science, research and technology to deliver better capabilities into the future”.
Insights and Assessments
The Centre derives novel cyber and technology insights to inform complex government decision-making. A key aspect of the Centre’s work is to harness the cyber and technology expertise available to the national intelligence community to produce all-source intelligence assessments.
With challenging and changing geopolitical realities - where technological advantage for our intelligence agencies is more important than ever - Australia is, as always, stepping up to do more.
Then Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, 29 March 2022
We aim to be a sought-after and respected voice on cyber and technology issues and understand that to achieve this, we need to build and maintain appropriate expertise through people and partnerships.
We help senior decision-makers and policy agencies to understand the global developments in technology and the range of social, security and economic implications that results in policy design and implementation.
To provide those insights to senior decision-makers, we need to stay at the leading edge of cyberspace and technology. We use insights we gain from investments in innovation and research to develop our insights and assessments.
Innovation and Research
The Centre works with partners to fund, shape and deploy cutting-edge science, technology and research into the future for the national intelligence community. We are helping to fund, shape and deploy advanced science, research and technology to build the nation’s resilience to evolving threats.
The Centre provides new funding opportunities available to Australian academics to research for insights and future capabilities for Australia’s National Intelligence Community. Current funding opportunities are the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) and the National Intelligence Post-Doctoral Grants (NIPG).
We are proud of our partnerships with over 20 Australian Universities. The Centre aims to foster collaboration with non-government research and development partners, helping to fund, shape and deploy advanced science, research and technology to build the nation’s resilience to evolving threats.
Work with us
If you are a researcher or business interested in engaging with the Centre on our innovation, check this page regularly for updates on engagement and funding opportunities.
If you are interested in working in the Centre, we would like to hear from you. We employ analysts and coordinators, who drive our assessments work and partnerships within government, and innovation advisers, who deliver our technology programs in partnership with academia.
Across all roles, we want people who are passionate about technology, have insights into the cyber and technology landscape and can build and sustain partnerships.
Further information on working in the Centre and current opportunities are available on the Office of National Intelligence careers site(Opens in a new tab/window).
Supporting excellent research to explore emerging science and technology and address NIC interests
Leading researchers attend inaugural NIC Research Symposium