The Waratah Research Network was established in October 2018 to “provide a mechanism for government, universities and the broader research community to work together more strategically on NSW priorities and emerging issues”.
The Network brings together high-impact research teams from the NSW Government and universities. This collaboration ensures the translation of research excellence into innovative ideas and evidence-based policies to improve social, economic and environmental outcomes for NSW.
The Network is chaired by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte.
Several NSW Government agencies offer research collaboration and funding opportunities.
2022 NSW Research Impact Showcase
Under its mandate, the Network conducts an annual Research Impact Showcase in NSW. The Showcase is intended to assist the Network in understanding and promoting the impact of research in NSW and its translation into outcomes for the state.
The Showcase highlights successful examples of high-impact engagement and collaboration between NSW Government agencies and universities, and encourages further cooperation to achieve real end-user benefits and prosperous outcomes for NSW across various sectors.
The inaugural Research Impact Showcase was held on Monday 28 March 2022 at Parliament of New South Wales, in the presence of the Hon. Alister Henskens SC MP, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology.
Thirteen high-impact research projects were showcased. A commemorative booklet outlining these projects and further event details can be found below.
A video of the 2022 Research Impact Showcase can be found below. The Order of Proceedings for the event can be found on page five of the commemorative booklet.