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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.


2022 Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering Category 9: Innovation in STEM Teaching in NSW nomination deadline extended to 29 June

The nomination deadline for Category 9: Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Teaching in NSW in the 2022 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering has now been extended until 17:00 AEST on Wednesday 29 June. Categories 1-8 are now closed.



Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Get your tickets to Dr Carl Seubert's 17 August breakfast seminar, 'Guiding the Trajectory of Australia's Space Technology'.

Dr Carl Seubert


Driving Semiconductor Capability in NSW

Sovereign semiconductor capability will support critical local industries including health, defence and telecommunications.

Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens announcing the successful consortium selected to run the Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau at the International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors 2022.


Tech Central

The Request for Proposal phase of the Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund has launched. Submissions close 29 July.

The Tech Central precinct at Sydney's Central Station.


Budget Investment to Accelerate RNA R&D

The NSW Government will accelerate the translation of local RNA research through a historic $119 million investment over 10 years.

A researcher looking at RNA in a glass vial.

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.