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Factil to develop Proof of Concept for improving child safety

Factil is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant to develop a Proof of Concept system for sharing information nationally to ensure child safety, under the Australian Government's Business Research Innovation Initiative (BRII). The Proof of Concept grants were approved by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister Sinodinos, in September 2017. The BRII set five challenges, sourced from Australian Government departments, to solve problems that do not have current commercial solutions. Previously, Factil had successfully completed a feasibility study for the child safety challenge in this initiative, and the Proof of Concept grant was obtained through a competitive process based on the results of the feasibility study.

Factil's Proof of Concept proposal was based on our world-leading technology and capability for information modeling, data integration and application development automation. The Proof of Concept project will develop a secure, scalable, inter-agency data sharing system that provides matching, ranking and disclosure controls for information about children at risk and persons of interest. When complete, the solution will significantly limit the danger faced by vulnerable children by providing a secure, scalable and easy to use mechanism to share relevant child safety information nationally.

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To view the Minister's media release, please visit:   BRII Proof of Concept Grant

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Dr Graeme Port
CEO & Managing Director

Dr Graeme Port has been an innovator and leader in data architecture and enterprise software product development for over 30 years. Graeme is CEO of Factil which is a company specialising in advanced solutions for information modeling and data integration. Previously, Graeme was co-founder, VP Engineering and CTO at ManageSoft, which built market-leading products in business intelligence, application development and application deployment. Graeme has consulted extensively in data architecture in government and commercial sectors. Graeme received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in the field of Logic Programming.