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Research and Development

A strong, vibrant and high-quality research and innovation ecosystem is critical for driving the prosperity of NSW and the nation. Research delivers the new ideas, products and skills needed to address complex policy issues and increase the take-up of technology to support productivity growth.

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) invests in research and development to ensure NSW is well positioned to respond to emerging and existing challenges through administration of the NSW Government's Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP). The RAAP strengthens the strategic links between diverse research stakeholders and provides funding to programs and projects based in NSW.

Conference Sponsorship Program

Round 16 of the Conference Sponsorship Program is now closed.

Infrastructure Build Out Program

The Infrastructure Build Out Program supports research and innovation infrastructure proposals for shared facilities, equipment and technical expertise and initiatives, aligned to the 20-Year R&D Roadmap and the NSW Industry Development Framework.

NCRIS Support Program

The NCRIS Support Program funds world-class NSW research facilities supported by the Commonwealth Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

NSW Biosciences Fund

The Biosciences Fund (BioSF) is a competitive technology development and commercialisation grant program. It is modelled on the Physical Sciences Fund.

NSW Co-Investment Funding

NSW co-funds NSW-based collaborative research projects that have received funding through several Commonwealth programs.

NSW Physical Sciences Fund

The 2022 Physical Sciences Fund successful recipients have now been announced.

NSW RNA R&D and Manufacture

The NSW Government is currently delivering a new RNA Pilot Manufacturing Facility to provide necessary infrastructure to support the development of RNA drugs and vaccines in NSW.

NSW Small Business Innovation & Research program

Feasibility study applications for the 2022 Small Business Innovation & Research program have now closed.

Tech Central

The $8 million Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund will bring innovation, R&D and industry talent to the heart of Sydney, Tech Central, and complement existing research, industry and university participants.