NSW Government announces $5 million Physical Sciences Fund

The NSW government today announced the launch of the $5 million Physical Sciences Fund (PSF).

Administered through the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, the PSF aims to capture potential commercial applications of NSW research across all branches of physical science such as in sensor or materials technologies, with the aim to attract a broad spectrum of disciplines and provide support through the product life-cycle.  

NSW has great strengths in research across a wide range of scientific fields. The PSF builds on these strengths by supporting the translation of research into devices and systems ready for commercialisation.

The PSF is open to proposals from individuals, companies, research institutes and universities developing physical science technologies, and will support bringing these innovative technologies to market. It will also seek to support applications where there is a potential use by NSW Government agencies.

In the 2019-20 financial year the Physical Sciences Fund has $5 million available. 

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is now welcoming Preliminary Applications for Round One of the PSF. The Round will close on 3 May 2019.

Further information and application form are available at:


NSW universities or companies seeking advice and assistance on an application with smart sensing at its core should contact the NSW Smart Sensing Network:

Dr Anthony Morfa
Business Development Manager
E: Anthony.morfa@nssn.org.au

Inka-Maria Bane