I am pleased to welcome you to the NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering as we celebrate, recognise and reward those whose research excellence and innovations have brought economic, environmental, social and technological benefits to New South Wales.
NSW has a wealth of science and engineering talent across its universities and other research organisations, including leaders in energy technology, data analytics, big robotics, geomechanics, biotechnology, health and medical research, nanoscience and quantum computing.
A strong and vibrant research and development sector is a key driver of innovation in our economy. That is why the NSW Government continues to invest in the State’s R&D capacity.
I commend the researchers and educators who have been nominated for this year’s prizes and thank them for their contribution to making this great State even greater.
And to tonight’s winners, sincere congratulations!
The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales.