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NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is charged with fostering and encouraging a lively state innovation and research system to help create economic, social and environmental benefits for NSW.

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer oversees the funding of NSW research and development initiatives and provides independent advice to Government on how to address difficult policy problems that involve science and/or engineering.

The Office also supports a number of science outreach and engagement activities and events:

High School:

  • Ag Robotic STEM Program
  • Premier’s Coding Challenge
  • Science & Engineering Challenge
  • Supporting Young Scientists Program
  • National Youth Science Forum


  • Science & Engineering Student Competition Sponsorship Program


  • Conference Sponsorship Program
  • Engineering Australia
  • Inspiring Australia (NSW Science Week/Sydney Science Festival)
  • Scimex (Australian Science Media Centre)


  • Breakfast Seminar Series - Showcasing the work of the state’s best and brightest researchers
  • NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering

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