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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.


Emerging Industry Infrastructure Fund Round 2 Opens

This $6 million program will support shared synthetic biology and biomanufacturing research infrastructure, facilities and programs to enable research translation and small-scale manufacturing through collaboration between university and industry groups. The application window has been extended and will now close on 1 November.



$10 Million to Tackle the State's Big Challenges

From solar-powered Wi-Fi to using plastic waste for 3D printing, innovations tackling NSW challenges will receive $10 million in support.

Zetifi is developing technology to improve rural connectivity


Innovative Bushfire Tech Put to the Test

Five innovative technologies are being piloted under a landmark NSW Government R&D program.

Landscape scorched by bushfire with mountains in the background.


New Studies Commissioned to Explore Clean Energy Innovation

Two new studies will investigate turning renewable power into valuable products, while creating jobs and developing the net-zero economy.

A diagram showing clean energy sources from wind and solar as part of hydrogen production..


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

NextOre CEO Chris Beal presents 'Australian Technology's Role in Addressing the Environmental Impacts of Mining'. Tickets here.

Chris Beal, CEO, NextOre Pty Ltd

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.