About Us

“Finding innovative solutions for connectivity challenges in NSW.”

Launched in 2021, the Connectivity Innovation Network (CIN) is a ground-breaking initiative of the New South Wales Government developed by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and NSW Telco Authority.

Jointly led by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of Sydney, the Connectivity Innovation Network brings together national and globally recognised expertise, researchers and industry to solve connectivity challenges and deliver improved digital outcomes for NSW citizens.

Current Challenges

The following areas have been identified as initial connectivity challenges for the Network.

Over time we expect these to broaden as we expand the CIN and seek more problem statements.

Resilient Communications

Exploring how first responders and communities can stay connected during emergencies by utilising alternative power and backhaul technologies.

Ubiquitous Connectivity

Leveraging non-terrestrial connectivity technologies to achieve greater statewide connectivity and digital equity across communities.

AI and Cyber Automation​

Improving the performance of communications networks and customer applications through the adoption of AI and automation.


Providing real-time environmental communications using sensors to provide first responders with critical information to make better-informed decisions in emergencies.