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Funding & Team

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australian and global leaders. It is a leading Indo-Pacific think-tank on defence, national security and technology issues. ASPI generates new ideas for policy makers, allowing them to make better-informed decisions. Find out more about our work here.

The Critical Technology Tracker was created by ASPI’s Cyber, Technology, and Security centre. The centre is a leading voice in global debates on cyber, emerging and critical technologies, foreign interference and issues related to information operations and disinformation. The centre’s work is agenda setting and focuses on the impact these issues have on broader strategic policy. The centre informs public debate globally and supports policy development in the Indo-Pacific region by producing original, empirical, data-driven research. 

ASPI was established by the Australian Government in 2001 and remains partially funded by the Department of Defence. It receives funding from governments, businesses and civil society groups.  Details of our funding sources are available here.

Funding for this project came from the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center and a grant from The Special Competitive Studies Project. A previous project on critical technologies funded by Australia’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2021 helped to inform the direction of this much larger and more in-depth research project.

Future phases of this work are being planned and we are looking at adding additional technologies, website features and data analysis. If you would like to discuss supporting this program of work please contact ctspartnerships@aspi.org.au.

Critical Technology Tracker team

The authors of this project are Dr Jamie Gaida, Dr Jennifer Wong-Leung, Stephan Robin, Danielle Cave, and Dannielle Pilgrim.

Thank you to our many ASPI colleagues for their reviews of, and contributions to, this project including Fergus Hanson, Jocelinn Kang, Alex Caples, Daria Impiombato, Justin Bassi, Vahri Fotheringham, Urmika Deb, Huon Curtis and Yvonne Lau. Thank you also to external peer reviewers including Nathan Ruser, Simeon Gilding, Alex Capri, Daniel Bongiorno, James McNeill, Alistair Campbell, Will Moreland, Rick Switzer and anonymous reviewers. Thank you also to Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group for sharing material that helped inform the development and build of our own database search strategies. 


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