Smart sensing for a smarter world.


Sensors, by their very nature, detect, diagnose, monitor and respond to the world around them allowing pre-emptive and predictive responses in a vast range of settings.

Sensors are already part of our daily lives, found in even the most basic technology in our homes, offices and cars. It is the next-generation of sensors, known as smart sensors, where the exciting discoveries lie and which will shape our future economy and society.

Sensors that are wireless, distributed and networked will power the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities. They will drive the automation, AI and robotics that will revolutionise the way we grow food, generate energy and make things. Put simply, smart sensing will change the way we communicate, work, move and live.  


The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) was established in July 2016 with funding from the NSW State Government through the Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer. It was founded on the premise that the economy and people of New South Wales face key challenges in energy, resources, manufacturing, the environment, security, transport, agriculture and health that cutting-edge research in smart sensing could play a critical role in solving.

The market for smart sensing across a broad range of industries is immense and growing. The NSSN brings together the world class research taking place in NSW universities (knowledge supply) with state government agencies and industry (knowledge demand) to develop innovative solutions to these key challenges and, at the same time, position NSW as a leader in sensing technology.

Our Vision

Drawing upon the world-leading research strengths of its members, the NSW Smart Sensing Network will be the trusted knowledge partner of choice to government, industry and end-users for smart sensing in New South Wales.

Our Mission

The NSW Smart Sensing Network brings together smart sensing expertise in academia, industry and government to develop a strong, collaborative and innovative network that will deliver economic and social benefits for New South Wales. 


Our Goal

The goal of the NSSN is to develop innovative, scalable sensing solutions that will address diverse challenges of statewide – as well as national and international – significance, and foster growth in the New South Wales economy. 

Our Values

  • We are trusted – we are the go-to source for tailored solutions to real-world problems. Our partners rely on us as suppliers of knowledge. We offer value for money and we deliver on what we promise. 
  • We are innovative – we draw upon the combined strengths of the brightest minds in the state to provide cutting-edge , world-class sensing research. 
  • We are collaborative – we offer a single point of entry to access a diverse range of sensing expertise across the leading universities in New South Wales. 
  • We are multi-disciplinary – we source and among multi-disciplinary project teams to provide convenience and results to our partners.

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