Knowledge Hubs

Knowledge Hubs are industry-led collaborative partnerships centred around NSW industry sectors. They bring together businesses, research organisations and industry associations. Their purpose is to share information and direct research through collaborative projects, to drive innovation and create value for industries in NSW.

The video below shows how knowledge hubs work to create successful innovation, collaboration and knowledge transfer to solve real world problems.

Knowledge Hubs are led by a central coordinator which is usually an industry association or research organisation. The coordinator determines the activities of the Knowledge Hub in close consultation with industry members.

Knowledge Hubs logo

Knowledge Hubs Initiative

The NSW Government’s Knowledge Hub Initiative provides co-funding and support for the delivery of collaborative industry development projects.

Goals and benefits

While different Knowledge Hubs may vary in their specific activities they have common goals and benefits including:


  • Develop an industry vision and strategy
  • Improve industry productivity and competitiveness
  • Champion projects and research with broad industry benefits
  • Promote sector-wide market opportunities
  • Facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing


  • Create a united industry voice
  • Share world leading knowledge
  • Provide opportunities to influence public research
  • Provide a conduit to government
  • Enhance productivity through collaboration

Knowledge Hubs underway

Knowledge Hubs currently operates in the following five sectors:

The knowledge hub logos

How to join

To partner with or to find out more about a specific Knowledge Hub, contact the relevant coordinator:

More information

Download the Knowledge Hub Guidelines 2016-2017.