A NSW Government website

Research and Development

NSW Physical Sciences Fund

Physical Sciences Fund, Sydney Startup Hub, 9 February 2021 (L to R): the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, MicroTau CEO Henry Bilinsky, BioScout CEO Dr Lewis Collins, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Quasar Satellite Technologies Acting CEO Dr Ilana Feain, Zetifi CEO Dan Winson, the Hon. Rob Stokes MP.
Physical Sciences Fund Announcement Event, Sydney Startup Hub, 9 February 2021 (L to R): the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, MicroTau CEO Henry Bilinsky, BioScout CEO Dr Lewis Collins, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Quasar Satellite Technologies Acting CEO Dr Ilana Feain, Zetifi CEO Dan Winson and the Hon. Rob Stokes MP.

The Physical Sciences Fund (PSF) is a competitive development and commercialisation program for technological innovations in NSW.

NSW has great strengths in research across a wide range of scientific fields. The PSF aims to build on these strengths by supporting the translation of research into devices and systems ready for commercialisation.

The PSF is a $5 million fund that aims to deliver significant social, economic and environmental benefits to NSW by providing financial support for the development of new and innovative devices and systems within NSW, across the branches of the physical sciences and engineering, including physics, chemistry, astronomy and the earth sciences.

The PSF will provide funding support through a competitive process to individuals, companies, research institutes and universities to take local innovations to market.

2021 Physical Sciences Fund

The presentation ceremony for the 2021 Physical Sciences Fund will be held on Wednesday 15 December.

WATCH THE CEREMONY VIA LIVE STREAM

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on the PSF can be found here:

Physical Sciences Fund FAQ

Important dates

12 March 2021

Preliminary applications open

06 May 2021

Preliminary applications close

August 2021

Shortlisted preliminary applicants present to the Expert Panel

Aug/Sep 2021

Full applications requested

October 2021

Shortlisted full applicants present to the Expert Panel

December 2021

Successful applicants informed

15 December 2021

Announcement event

Please note dates are subject to change.

Expert Panel

PSF Expert Panel members

Previous funding rounds

2020 Physical Sciences Fund

The successful funding recipients in the 2020 Physical Sciences Fund were announced at an event held at the Sydney Startup Hub on Tuesday 9 February 2021, in the presence of the Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

VIEW THE 2020 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND PRESENTATION CEREMONY

VIEW THE 2020 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS VIDEO

VIEW THE 2020 PSF EVENT BOOKLET. This features full winner information and contact details.

2019 Physical Sciences Fund

The applications that were successful in attracting funding in the inaugural PSF were announced on 10 December 2019 by the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon. Rob Stokes MP.

VIEW THE 2019 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS VIDEO

Details of the successful funding recipients.

Photography from the evening.

Contact

Jerein Kailath
jerein.kailath@chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au