Powerful research collaborations on show
Leading researchers and innovators from NSW government agencies and universities are gathering this morning at Parliament House to celebrate outstanding scientific collaborations as part of the inaugural Research Impact Showcase.
Leading researchers and innovators from NSW government agencies and universities
are gathering this morning at Parliament House to celebrate outstanding scientific
collaborations as part of the inaugural Research Impact Showcase.
Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens said the NSW
Government is investing hundreds-of-millions of dollars in research and development
(R&D) and today’s event is an opportunity to see that firsthand.
“From our pioneering research in keeping education safe during the pandemic, to
developing strategies to better understand bushfires and minimise their future effects,
these projects are demonstrating the benefits of collaborative research between
government and universities,” Mr Henskens said.
“The NSW Government is strongly committed to supporting our state’s R&D sector to
continue its important work in solving our most difficult problems and ensuring
improvements across all aspects of life in NSW.”
The Research Impact Showcase is an initiative of the Waratah Research Network, a
collaboration between government and universities that promotes the translation of
high-quality research into evidence-based policies that aim to improve social,
economic and environmental outcomes for NSW.
NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte said the Showcase
will highlight the state’s world-leading research capabilities across a range of areas.
“A total of 39 impressive research projects were assessed to arrive at the 13
exceptional collaborations we celebrate today, with each potentially having its own
profound impact on NSW,” said Professor Durrant-Whyte.
“It is worth noting that several of the projects, including the work on Lord Howe Island’s
threatened bird life, the River Styles Framework and COVID-19 in schools, have also
been used to inform research internationally.”
A complete list of the Research Impact Showcase projects is available online.