The Physical Sciences Fund is a competitive development and commercialisation program for technological innovations in NSW.
NSW has great strengths in research across a wide range of scientific fields. The Physical Sciences Fund (PSF) aims to build on these strengths by supporting the translation of research into devices and systems ready for commercialisation.
The PSF aims to capture potential commercial applications of NSW research across all branches of physical science (physics, chemistry, etc.), 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.
The PSF will provide funding support through a competitive process to individuals, companies, research institutes and universities to take local innovation to market. It will also seek to support applications where there is a potential use by NSW Government agencies.
Applications are called for once a year, and there is a two-stage application process. To be eligible to be invited to submit a Full Application, applicants must first submit a Preliminary Application.
In the 2019-20 financial year, the NSW Physical Sciences Fund has $5 million available.
The closing date for Preliminary Applications is 3 May 2019.