Latest NSW research & development news
Global leader to operate $96 million RNA facility at Macquarie University
20 February 2023
Australia’s first-of-its-kind $96 million RNA research and pilot manufacturing facility will be built at Macquarie University and operated by Myeloid Therapeutics.
$5 million tech network to prepare NSW for future fires and floods
2 February 2023
A new network dedicated to creating stronger connections between first responders, businesses and researchers will develop cutting-edge technology and help NSW better prepare for fires and floods.
Boosting Tech Central's R&D infrastructure
Friday, 20 January 2023
A high-tech multi-use facility that provides critical infrastructure to the artificial intelligence, medtech, space, and robotics sectors is among four projects set to share in $8 million, as part of the NSW Government’s Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund.
NSW Government launches $40 million biosciences fund for innovative startups
Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Startups will be supported to develop and commercialise problem-solving products, devices and systems in the biological sciences space through a new $40 million NSW Government program.
Reinforcing NSW as a global quantum centre
Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Quantum computing startups and deep-tech companies will be supported to advance their innovations through the NSW Government’s new $7 million Quantum Computing Commercialisation Fund.
NSW R&D infrastructure gets $117 million boost
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Scientific research and technological development will be turbocharged as part of a $117 million NSW Government investment to improve vital infrastructure and equipment that will support our world-leading scientists and innovators.
Funding to fast track bushfire technology
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
NSW businesses trialling innovative, field-ready bushfire technologies can now apply for the second round of the NSW Government’s Bushfire Technology Pilots Program.
NSW innovation precincts to lure cutting-edge companies
Thursday, 15 September 2022
The state’s innovation precincts will help drive NSW’s future economic strength and attracting and supporting world-class anchor tenants is critical to growing these powerful ecosystems, according to new research by the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council (IPC).
Addressing the disruptions caused by COVID-19
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Forty two small and medium enterprises obtained $25,000 to $50,000 support funding to commercialise a product or service that addresses the health, wellbeing and/or economic impacts of COVID-19.
Developing bushfire-resilient technology
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
NSW will cement its place as a world leader in bushfire technology commercialisation and position itself for international export of innovative bushfire solutions under a new NSW Government program.
Giant Leap for Space Industry R&D in NSW
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Technologies that aim to enhance our space-based defence surveillance capabilities, improve the performance of computers in space and deliver sovereign production of communication systems are among projects funded under a landmark new program.
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 Budget delivers big bang for science
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
The NSW Government will deliver the single-largest investment in scientific research, innovation and technological development in the State’s history, with a landmark $832.7 million boost over four years in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.
Future Economy Fund to drive businesses and industries of tomorrow
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
The NSW Government will commit $703.4 million in the 2022-23 NSW Budget to deliver the State’s first fund aimed at the full life cycle of innovative, high-growth businesses in priority sectors and drive productivity in emerging high-value industries, such as digital technology, medical technology and the clean economy.
Tech Central levels up with support for Wi-Fi and new cyber security vault
Tuesday, 14 June 2022
The NSW Government’s Jobs Plus Program will help Australia’s largest semiconductor employer, Morse Micro, expand its work into revolutionary long-range, low power Wi-Fi in Sydney’s Tech Central – boosting its team of over 120 staff from 33 countries, including one of Wi-Fi’s original pioneers, Professor Neil Weste.
Cochlear boosts NSW medtech manufacturing
Monday, 30 May 2022
The NSW Government’s $250 million Jobs Plus Program will support homegrown MedTech business Cochlear to expand its footprint in NSW, creating more than 170 high-skilled jobs and supporting the development of next-generation hearing implants.
NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap Released
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
The NSW Government has today unveiled its long-term strategy for turning the state’s research and development (R&D) capabilities into world-leading industries and jobs for future generations.
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.