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Three shots of Professor Jim Patrick, 2021 NSW Scientist of the Year

Professor Jim Patrick AO is the 2021 NSW Scientist of the Year

Australian cochlear implant pioneer honoured with the state's top science prize.


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

Nominations are now open for the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, which recognise excellence in science and engineering, and reward leading researchers and educators for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales. Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 22 June.



$8 Million Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund Opens For Submissions

The NSW Government is calling for expressions of interest for projects to be supported by a new $8 million Tech Central Infrastructure Fund.

The Tech Central precinct at Sydney's Central Station.


NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap Released

The NSW Government has unveiled its long-term strategy for turning the state’s R&D capabilities into world-leading industries and jobs.

Chief Scientist & Engineer Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte and Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology at the launch of the NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap.


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Get your tickets to Prof Judith Dawes' 29 June breakfast seminar, 'Photonics: Making Light Work'.

Professor Judith Dawes


Green Light for Net Zero Decarbonisation Hub

R&D for decarbonisation technology is being fast tracked, with a $15 million investment in the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub.

A businessman with wooden blocks in front of him spelling 'Net Zero 2050'

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.