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What we do

The Waratah Research Network (WRN) brings together research executives from government agencies and NSW universities to drive best practice research and development. The WRN work to support translation, commercialisation, innovative ideas and evidence-based policies and practices through research to improve social, economic and environmental outcomes for NSW.


Collaboration. Innovation. Impact.

A strong, vibrant and high-quality research and innovation ecosystem is critical for driving the prosperity of NSW. Research delivers the new ideas, products and skills needed to address complex issues and state priorities. Waratah Research facilitates university, government and industry partnerships to deliver impact-driven research and evidence-based outcomes for NSW and its communities.

NSW is home to world-leading universities and the largest population and economy in Australia. NSW Government agencies provide grants and funding opportunities for research and development to universities, industry and small business, and the non-government sector. At the same time, universities and industry are increasingly collaborating with community groups to translate research for community benefit.


The Waratah Research Network

The WRN was established in late 2018 to support government, universities and the broader research community to work together more strategically on NSW priorities and emerging issues.

The WRN aims to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to NSW through high-impact research collaborations. The WRN is co-led by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and the Deputy Secretary, Education and Skills Reform, NSW Department of Education.

Learn more about our Waratah Research Network Members.


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