AAO-Macquarie Secures $1.16 Million Funding from NSW Government’s NCRIS Support Program

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AAO-Macquarie aims to drive innovation and industry engagement while training the next generation of engineers and researchers at Macquarie University. (Credit: Macquarie University)

The Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) at Macquarie University has been awarded $1.169 million in funding from the highly competitive NSW Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Support Program. This substantial investment will bolster AAO’s ongoing efforts to drive innovation and industry engagement in key technology sectors.

The NCRIS Support Program, designed to enhance and ensure equitable access to essential research and innovation infrastructure in NSW, has been instrumental in advancing the state’s strategic research capabilities. NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Hugh Durrant-Whyte, said: ” These facilities enable the most advanced research and commercialisation opportunities to happen right here in NSW.”

Professor Mark Casali , Director of AAO-Macquarie emphasised the significance of the funding, noting its perfect timing to sustain and expand their diversification initiatives. The investment will also support AAO’s role in training future engineers and researchers at Macquarie University, contributing to the NSW commercial sector and research enterprises.

For more information, visit the webpage NSW Research Receives $15 Million Funding Boost | Chief Scientist

Photo: AAO-Macquarie aims to drive innovation and industry engagement while training the next generation of engineers and researchers at Macquarie University. (Credit: Macquarie University)