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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 open. The deadline for applications is Monday 7 November 2022.

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 is now open for preliminary applications.

NSW Small Business Innovation & Research program

Feasibility study applications are now open for the 2022 Small Business Innovation & Research program. Applications close 28 February.

Tech Central

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