New South Wales Node

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Andrew Beveridge
Chief Operations Officer
SmartSat CRC
[email protected]

SmartSat CRC’s New South Wales node is supercharging the state’s Space innovation ecosystem.

SmartSat’s New South Wales (NSW) Node is a joint project with the NSW Government’s Space Office and the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, to support industry and research collaboration and solve valuable industry problems through the commercialisation of space-related technologies.

The NSW Node runs three separate grant programs to drive industry-research teaming and collaboration for space industry growth and R&D commercialisation impact.

Applications for this round of funding are closed.


Call for Applications Now Open for co-funding of 12-month demonstrator projects up to $300,000 in value.

  • Co-funding ratio 1:2 (industry : node)
  • NSW industry-led, cash co-investment required

All projects must be industry led or solve an industry/business problem and involve at least one industry partner and one research partner.


Call for Applications Now Open to fund placements of up to six months for industry representatives to work within NSW Universities, or for NSW Uni researchers to work within your business, facilitating the transfer of expertise, training and skills.:

  • Secondments in both directions – industry to university, and vice versa
  • Salary and on-costs are funded, seniority not limited
  • Secondments will cover up to 1.0 FTE and 6 months duration
  • No default co-investment required, industry pays for activities
  • Regular application rounds every 12 weeks for quick response.
  • Provides a pathway to partnership development for other node programs.


Call for Applications Now Open for the SmartSat NSW Node Infrastructure Access Scheme to provide companies with access to R&D equipment, laboratory space and other research infrastructure:

  • No deadlines, industry can apply at any time
  • No direct costs to industry
  • Simple, quick application process, including consultation
  • Access includes advice, training and analysis from dedicated technical staff
  • Introductions to a researcher at any NSW University hosting the equipment you need to access can be arranged
  • Provides a pathway to partnership development for other node programs.