Background

The NSW government aims to build strong local business communities and stimulate economic growth in metropolitan and regional NSW. To support these objectives, the state government has invested $18 million into the Boosting Business Innovation Program, giving SMEs who want to innovate and scale up access to the research expertise and infrastructure from across NSW. By partnering with all 11 NSW universities and CSIRO, this program is supporting range of new innovation spaces, workshops and activities designed to support collaboration with  SMEs and start-ups across the state.

Boosting Business Innovation Forum

The Boosting Business Innovation Forum was a one day public event, hosted by the 12 program delivery partners, held at CSIRO Lindfield on the 14th of June 2018. The forum aimed to facilitate linkages between NSW-based SMEs and research organisations to the benefit of our state. Through a series of interactive seminars spanning various topics from funding schemes to new technology developments, and a concurrent day long expo, the delivery partners showcased the capabilities, facilities and support services available to SMEs interested in partnering with them.

The event was a huge success with many wonderful case studies of successful collaborations.