National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) has opened a Canberra arm of its research and development centre.
Its headquarters, at the Australian National University, will move to a permanent location in Civic after a purpose-built facility has been completed.
The ACT government has contributed $10 million to the building of the facility.
As previously reported in ARN, NICTA was launched in February this year after the federal government provided $129 million to establish a centre of excellence for information and communications technology research.
NICTA has already begun research programs. Those being conducted in Canberra include wireless signal processing, autonomous systems and sensing technologies.
The Canberra centre will create more than 80 research jobs and 20 support positions over the next five years.