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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.

Innovation Research Acceleration Program

The Innovation Research Acceleration Program (IRAP) is a $117 million investment over four years to increase both the scale and excellence of research and innovation in NSW by supporting openly accessible research and innovation infrastructure in NSW.

NSW Co-Investment Funding

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

NSW Small Business Innovation & Research program

Feasibility study applications are now open for the 2022 Small Business Innovation & Research program. Closing date: 28 February.