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The NSW government is hoping tech will solve one of Sydney’s biggest nightmares – trying to decipher the parking rules

- October 31, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Trying to figure out how to park legally on Sydney streets is a nightmare for many motorists, with multiple signs requiring MENSA membership to decipher. So the NSW government is going digital with parking signs in the hope it will clear up the confusion. The Smart Signage trial will begin in Sydney’s CBD next month… Read more »

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NSW budget tips $703 million into ‘Future Economy Fund’ to back high-growth tech companies

- June 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

 The NSW government is establishing a new $703 million investment fund to back fast-growing local companies in the medtech, digital tech and clean economy spaces. Treasurer Matt Kean announced the Future Economy Fund in Tuesday’s state budget as “a once-in-a-generation chance” aimed at the full life cycle of innovative, high-growth business in priority sectors and… Read more »

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NSW is launching a $10 million VC fund for female founders named in honour of pioneering businesswoman Carla Zampatti

- June 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has confirmed he’ll allocate $10 million towards a venture capital fund to support female founders as part of the 2022-23 state budget later this month. The fund will be named in honour of pioneering Sydney fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist Carla Zampatti, a founding member of Chief Executive Women. Kean said… Read more »


Applications open for the NSW government’s $8 million Tech Central research infrastructure fund

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

The NSW Government is calling for expressions of interest from universities, research organisations, industry, consortiums and NSW-based NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy) facilities for open-access projects to be supported by a new $8 million Tech Central Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund. Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said the fund will help… Read more »


NSW has set out a 20-year roadmap to ramp up critical R&D

- May 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

With research and development investment lagging Victoria and the OECD, New South Wales is doubling down on its competitive advantages in areas like AI, quantum computing, and nanotechnology, the state’s head scientist revealed in launching the state’s new 20-year R&D strategy. The NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap – whose creation was recommended as part of the state government’s… Read more »

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NSW is offering $95 million to support clean tech startups and research

- March 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

The NSW government has opened applications for three new grant initiatives offering up to $95 million research, development and commercialisation of clean technologies. NSW treasurer and energy minister Matt Kean said the grants will help drive innovations developed by scientists and startups as part of the push towards net zero by 2050. “Boosting emerging innovations… Read more »


The NSW government just put some heavy hitters from tech and VC on a new panel for investment advice

- March 4, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Tesla chair and Blackbird operating partner Robyn Denholm is among three heavy hitters from the tech and VC scene on a new voluntary panel charged with advising the NSW government on local and international investment opportunities. Denholm, who’s also chair of the Tech Council of Australia, has been joined by AirTree Ventures founder Daniel Petre… Read more »

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Stone & Chalk lands management role for Sydney’s Tech Central Scaleup Hub  

- November 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startups impact network organisation Stone & Chalk has won the tender to run the NSW government’s new Scaleup Hub at Tech Central. The announcement came as NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, and trade and industry minister Stuart Ayres opened the Tech Central Quantum Terminal today. The rest of the project, around Sydney’s historic Central Station building, is due… Read more »

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NSW UNLOCKS: Back to school sooner, more home visitors, bigger weddings & funerals – here’s the new Premier’s accelerated plan

- October 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Sydney and NSW will reopen faster than planned under revised plans revealed by new Premier Dominic Perrotett. The key changes to the Reopening NSW roadmap from this Monday, October 11, are: 10 visitors allowed in the home (excluding children under 12) Outdoor gatherings increase to 30 (previously 20) Weddings and funerals increase to 100 guests… Read more »