Accelerating R&D in NSW


To accelerate ideas, it is vital to build a dynamic R&D ecosystem for driving innovation, future economic growth and sustainable jobs.

The NSW Government is responding to these challenges.

The Action Plan for Accelerating R&D has been established for NSW to become a national leader and global contributor in the translation and commercialisation of research.

The Advisory Council recommended five Priority Actions:

1) Launch a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program

2) Boost open data

3) Turbocharge precincts

4) Target strategic support for NSW universities

5) Establish a funded online R&D matchmaking platform

IdeaSpies is an open innovation platform for clever ideas, new discoveries and original thinkers.  A place where people, industries and governments can inspire action.

We are excited to bring new opportunities, collaborate and connect with education & universities and business and industry working together on R&D.

Learn more about our NSW pilot program UpRising with NSW Education and ITE offering 50 NSW HSC Design & Technology students the chance to connect with industry, business & community, to accelerate their ideas, test prototypes & promote their final designs.

Photo: Turning Ideas into Jobs: Fireside Chat Sydney Startup Hub 15 April 2021 I Our Innovation Fund Founder David Shein, IdeaSpies Advisory Board Member Madeline Cunningham, Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier Gabrielle Upton MP

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