NSW Inspiring Australia Briefing

When: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Monday 31 October 2016
Where: New Law Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Please join us at this event at which an invited representative from CSIRO will discuss recent initiatives that have been launched to promote innovation. In particular, we’ll hear from participants in the research accelerator program ON and find out about the new start up placement scheme Ribit. It’s important that your institution is aware of these opportunities to support young researchers and STEM graduates so do come along and find out what’s on offer.

We’ll also use the occasion to reflect on the results of the second Sydney Science Festival and let you know about upcoming grant opportunities from Inspiring Australia and National Science Week 2017. At the event's conclusion, light refreshments will be served.

RSVP By Wednesday 26 October by sending an email to

National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 12–20 August 2017.

Sydney Science Festival

The second Sydney Science Festival ran from 11-21 August 2016 with eleven huge days of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more. Information about the 2017 Festival will be provided in early 2017.

Regional events

Dozens of science engagement activities are presented across the state by NSW Regional Science Hubs, including all kinds of entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment to astronomy and the night skies.

Regular science talks

Attend science talks presented by distinguished scientists at City of Sydney Libraries, Sydney Science Forum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum Research Institute, UNSW and UTS. For science talks in pubs, check out Nerd Nites, That’ll Learn You, Pint of Science Australia and Science at the Local.

For families

There are often science-based kids activities on offer at Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum of Human Disease, Centennial Parklands and Royal Botanical Gardens and Domain Trust. Fizzics Education provides science themed activities for schools, community festivals and private parties.

Find and share NSW events on Facebook

The Science Ignite Facebook page is a great place to find and share information about NSW science themed events.