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Emerging Industry Infrastructure Fund

Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau

In December 2020, the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer published the Australian Semiconductor Sector Study. The study examined Australia’s semiconductor sector’s capabilities, needs and opportunities, and was based on over 100 one-on-one and group interviews with sector leaders. The primary objective of the study was to determine if, where and how NSW and Australia could increase participation in the global semiconductor value chain.

A primary recommendation of the Australian Semiconductor Sector Study was that a Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) be established. S3B will enhance the capability, workforce, market connectedness and competitiveness of NSW and Australia’s semiconductor sector, as well as addressing market frictions and failures that curtail NSW and Australia’s ability to participate in global semiconductor markets.

S3B will be primarily funded by the NSW Government through the Emerging Industry Infrastructure Fund (EIIF). The EIIF is an initiative of the Turning ideas into jobs: Accelerating R&D in NSW Action Plan.

Important Dates

Expressions of Interest closed9:00 (AEST) Monday 1 November 2021
Proposal evaluationJanuary 2021
Funding recommendation and contract issueFebruary 2022

*Timing of the RFP will be confirmed upon release of the RFP documentation.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding S3B or the grant process, please contact:

Carlos Bowkett
Senior Manager – Strategy and Programs,
Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer | R&D NSW

Email: carlos.bowkett@chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au