The NSW government is calling for expressions of interest from universities, research organisations, industry, consortia and NSW-based National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities in open access projects supported by a new Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure from $8 Million Fund.
Minister of Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said the fund will help deliver on proposals that provide significant physical and digital infrastructure to the Tech Central Precinct, expand technical expertise, collaboration and commercialization, and otherwise build capacity in its target industries. and areas of research.
“Tech Central has tech giant Atlassian as its primary tenant and is home to three world-class universities, a leading research hospital and more than 100 research institutes and Centers of Excellence,” he said.
“But to translate our incredible R&D strength into even more tangible results delivering the NSW economy, we want to provide wider access to high-tech facilities, equipment and staff, and this fund is just that.
“Simply put, if you think you can add an important public utility or technology to the Tech Central ecosystem, we’d love to hear from you.”
NSW Science, Innovation and Technology Minister and Skills and Education Minister Alister Henskens said the fund was focused on providing specialist equipment, skilled experts and collaborative programs with a focus on existing industry and research strengths across the district.
“From quantum computing to robotics, biotech, cybersecurity, creative industries and more, the Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund is about expanding access to equipment and expertise, and driving the collaboration of our leading technology community with all parts of the world. industry and academia. ,” he said.
“This is about delivering innovation, R&D and industrial talent that will support the translation of world-class research into commercial outcomes, new technologies, services and globally competitive advanced industries.”
Competitive project funding is expected to range between $500,000 and $5 million per project, with a focus on supporting proposals with specialized physical or digital releases.
Expressions of interest are accepted until: 17:00 AEST Friday, June 17, 2022† Details about the fund and eligibility requirements are: here†