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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visits ANSTO at Lucas Heights to officially open its innovation centre, nandin

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visited ANSTO at Lucas Heights recently to officially open its innovation centre, nandin.

The centre is the cornerstone of ANSTO's innovation precinct and will host the development of new cutting-edge technologies that will contribute to economic growth in NSW.

Meaning 'look ahead' in the language of the Dharawal people who are the traditional owners of the site, nandin now hosts 27 startup businesses across fields including health, space, environment technology, safety and biosecurity.

Ms Berejiklian inspected the facility, which includes a prototype lab for startups to build and test products; a creation lab for producing digital content; multiple collaboration zones and room for 50 additional on-site businesses as the centre continues to grow.

The NSW Government provided a $12.5 million grant as part of its ongoing work to foster Sydney's increasing role as a global technology capital.

ANSTO chief executive Shaun Jenkinson said nandin would drive collaboration between ANSTO's scientists and engineers and entrepreneurs, create new jobs in NSW and contribute to the state's post-COVID economic recovery.

"The nandin innovation centre provides the opportunity for our state's finest deep-tech entrepreneurs to connect with the awesome research capabilities and knowledge we have here at ANSTO to really push the envelope and see what's possible," he said.

Details: For more information about nandin click here.