Research, technology and innovation

Research and innovation excellence

NSW is a regional leader in ICT research and commercialisation. The state is home to several national centres of excellence in ICT-related research fields, as well as two Cooperative Research Centres and four research and development facilities under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Companies and capabilities that have emerged from NSW include Where 2 Technologies, which was instrumental in the early development of Google Maps.

NSW tertiary institutions such as the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) regularly partner with companies and other tertiary institutions around the world in cutting-edge ICT research and innovation. For example, UNSW was recently involved in a world-leading quantum computing project.