The strategy is designed to ensure NSW is well placed to respond to the future jobs needs of the state’s industries, including mining.
“It is important that we continue to improve our innovation capabilities, prepare for new technological and economic opportunities and grow more jobs for the people of NSW,” Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts said.
The NSW Government wants to deepen the links between research and the broader economy as part of its new innovation strategy.
“In many cases, researchers are not sure who in industry could make use of their work, and businesses are often unaware of what opportunities might be created through engagement with researchers and their facilities,” the NSW Innovation Strategy statement says.
“Government can help broker these connections.
“In particular, the NSW government needs to play a role in fostering collaboration and creating an environment in which universities, industry and government can work together to solve business and service delivery problems.”