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Technology in NSW

NSW has a well-established yet highly innovative ecosystem. Home to Australia's largest innovation district, robust tech workforce and strong research capabilities, we are one of the world's best locations for technology companies to establish and grow.

NSW is a technology leader in the Asia-Pacific

A tech workforce of 332,000 – the largest in the nation

Sydney is the 7th top digital city in the world and 4th top city globally for entrepreneurial success highlighting Sydney’s strong and supportive technology ecosystem and infrastructure

Sydney is home to 60% of Australia’s fintech startups

NSW’s innovators and tech startups attract global investors. Of a total $3.5 billion capital raised Australia-wide in 2023, NSW attracted the largest share at 61%.

Sydney has the #1 startup ecosystem in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to global tech giants and tech unicorns

Sydney is home to two universities in the world’s top 20


It's no surprise the majority of the nation's fintech's are based in Sydney, Australia's financial capital.
cyber security
NSW is a leading destination for cyber security capabilities, hosting the largest and most diverse range of cyber security businesses in Australia.
NSW is Australia's leading state for screen production, creative industry exports, and home to a growing gaming sector.
NSW has a strong ecosystem of talent in quantum technology across a broad range of capabilities which is fostering growth, research and solutions for industry.
A robust AI workforce, R&D capabilities, and a technology-ready, diverse consumer base make NSW an ideal location for AI product development, testing and insight generation.
NSW is positioned to advance one of Australia's fastest growing sectors - home to a thriving digital assets ecosystem, world leading research, and representing half of Australia's total blockchain businesses.
Enterprise applications and online platforms is a fast-growing sector in NSW, enabling and facilitating operations and interactions between consumers and businesses, and supported by Australia's largest tech workforce.

Harnessing emerging digital technologies

Emerging digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, robotics and automation have extraordinary potential to change our lives for the better. We are committed to harnessing the power of new digital technologies to lift NSW’s global competitiveness, create new industries, and increase our productivity.

Supporting your move to NSW

Investment NSW can connect you with a range of services and incentives available to businesses looking to grow.

Guidance: grants, rebates, programs and incentives

Investment NSW offers bespoke services to businesses looking to build a presence within NSW.

The team at Investment NSW provides tailored advice on grants, rebates, programs and other incentives your business may be eligible for.

Location: site identification, familiarisation and development

Whether you need a high-tech lab, an advanced manufacturing facility connected to a university or a greenfield site in regional NSW, we can assist.

We can work with you to establish a presence in a precinct or collaboration area suited to your needs.

We provide services to help you find the right accommodation:

  • determining the type of accommodation to best meet your businesses requirements
  • advice and support regarding opportunities available on Government land (both long and short term)
  • support navigating the planning process
Market insights

We can provide tailored information and data, including local market insights, on our focus areas.


We can introduce you to stakeholders who can support your growth objectives. This may include connecting you to:

  • corporate partners
  • business chambers
  • industry associations
  • technology precincts
  • research institutes
  • government agencies
Familiarisation visits

We offer curated introductions to help you identify local partners, distributors, industry stakeholders and service providers.

Asia-Pacific growth advice

Once you have established here, a wide range of services and programs are available to use NSW as a springboard into Asia. We can help you identify opportunities to expand in the region.

Visa and Skilled Migration support

Our Business & Skilled Migration Program actively supports the growth of New South Wales’s key industries, including tech, health, education, and advanced manufacturing. We attract a diverse range of skills and capabilities and nominate high-potential candidates to live and work in NSW.

These efforts fuel the expansion of businesses across the state, offering valuable opportunities for organisations looking to invest in NSW.

For more information about the Business & Skilled Migration Program, please visit our websiteExternal Link.

Contact us

Contact Investment NSW today to find out more about investment opportunities in NSW. 

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