Latest NSW research & development news

Driving Semiconductor Capability in NSW

Monday, 27 June 2022

A new initiative to drive sovereign semiconductor capability will be established in NSW to support critical local industries including health, defence and telecommunications.

NSW ramps up RNA research and development

21 March 2022

NSW has taken another step in the fight against pandemics, genetic diseases and cancer with the opening of a specialised RNA research and development facility at the UNSW Sydney. 

NSW Government commits to a circular economy

21 March 2022

Sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly projects have received NSW Government funding through a program which is fostering innovation through the state’s world-leading researchers and companies.

New taskforce set to reinvigorate NSW modern manufacturing

8 March 2022

A new taskforce announced today will renew NSW’s manufacturing sector, with the aim of accelerating adoption and development of modern manufacturing capabilities across industry sectors in Australia’s largest manufacturing state.

NSW excellence showcased at Australia's first quantum industry conference

23 February 2022

The leading minds in quantum technology are meeting in Sydney today with members of the research sector, industry and government at the inaugural Quantum Australia conference.

Small businesses deliver innovative solutions

18 February 2022

Seventeen small businesses will share in more than $1.5 million in NSW Government funding to develop innovative solutions to well-defined problems, such as connectivity in remote areas, water purification and waste reduction associated with personal protective equipment.

Twenty-year NSW R&D Roadmap takes shape

7 February 2022

Industry and research sector leaders will come together today for the inaugural NSW Competitive Advantage Summit, which will help fine-tune the state’s research and development (R&D) strategy for the next two decades.

NSW targets greater global investment in health medtech and biotchnology sectors

28 January 2022

The NSW Government has showcased 30 of its best health, medical technology and research organisations as part of Dubai’s Arab Health and Expo 2020 Dubai program.

Tech Central powering ahead with the opening of the new Quantum Terminal

29 November 2021

The state’s vision for a world-class innovation and technology precinct is coming to life, with Tech Central’s Quantum Terminal welcoming its first tenants. 

NSW Government boosts medtech jobs and takes infection prevention global

22 November 2021

Premier Dominic Perrottet said support from the NSW Government’s $250 million Jobs Plus Program would help more than double Nanosonics’ manufacturing capacity and enable the company to bolster R&D investment in new innovations to support its bid to become a global leader in the industry.

H2 Go! NSW open for hydrogen investment

19 November 2021

The NSW green hydrogen industry is set to boom with the legislation underpinning the NSW Hydrogen Strategy passing Parliament today.

NSW funds world-leading undersea detection & communication technologies

8 November 2021

The NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) Strategic Investment Initiative is pioneering the development of integrated undersea acoustic communications and sensing technologies to enable long-distance, reliable covert communications.

NSW funding harnesses space technology to solve global challenges

5 November 2021

Radiation-tolerant space solar power, spacecraft technology for remote sensing missions and innovations in Earth observation data are just some of the projects being co-funded through nearly $370,000 from the NSW Government’s Space Demonstrator Program to overcome existing challenges using space technology.

New Report Offers Roadmap for Creating NSW Hydrogen Jobs of the Future

26 October 2021

Following its announcement of Australia’s largest hydrogen strategy, the NSW Government has released a new report outlining a roadmap to build a thriving Power-to-X (P2X) industry which could see the state become a global renewable energy superpower.

Strategic partnership with NSW universities to boost innovation and investment

25 October 2021

Minister Ayres said he was excited to be signing the first of these agreements with The University of Sydney and looks forward to developing Innovation Partnerships with NSW’s other universities soon.

New $96 million RNA pilot manufacturing facility for NSW

21 October 2021

NSW is set to lead Australia with a first-of-its-kind pilot facility to develop mRNA and RNA drugs and vaccines to combat disease and save lives.

NSW space industry finds new home in tech central

30 July 2021

The future of the state’s emerging space industry has found a home in Sydney’s Tech Central, with the establishment of a $2.1 million National Space Industry Hub to accelerate the growth of the NSW space ecosystem.

NSW spearheads key COVID-19 vaccine research

4 June 2021

A leading group of NSW experts will pioneer Australia-first research to inform vaccine policy in the state and beyond. The Vaccine, Infection and Immunology (VIIM) Collaborative Research Group will receive more than $4.5 million in funding from the NSW Government over three years to study the clinical and immunological responses to COVID-19 vaccines in NSW recipients.

$24 Million to Fund Innovative Solutions from NSW Small Business

1 June 2021

The NSW Government today launched a new initiative for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), which will receive $24 million in funding over its first two years.

Nominations are now open for the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

17 May 2021

The nominations for the 2021 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering are now open.

NSW looks to lead the way with mRNA vaccines

4 May 2021

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has brought together the state’s leading experts in mRNA technology as NSW looks to create a new medical manufacturing and research industry.

NSW Chief Health Officer awarded the highest honour in 2021 Women of the Year Awards

10 March 2021

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has been named NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, the highest honour in the NSW Women of the Year Awards held in Sydney today.

$43.5 million research boost to agriculture sector

18 February 2021

The NSW Nationals and Liberals Government will inject $43.5 million into critical projects to supercharge the state’s agricultural research into defences against disease, superbugs and biosecurity breaches, through the world-class Food and Fibre Program. 

Research into future of work begins

28 October 2020

To help prepare for workplace issues of the future, the NSW Government has selected four research partners to explore key emerging risks in health and safety. 


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