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Department of State Growth

Science research

Science Research Development business unit sits within the Department of State Growth. It is committed to the strategic development and sustainable growth of the science research sector in Tasmania.

Tasmania is fortunate to possess a diverse and substantial science research sector, attracting around $500 million in investment annually. The sector contributes significantly to economic activity, delivers knowledge, products and services that help other sectors to grow. It also seeks to solve problems affecting the Tasmanian community's quality of life.

The science research sector exhibits potential for further growth, as Tasmania possesses a number of competitive advantages in terms of natural assets, existing science research capabilities and liveability benefits. These advantages make the state an ideal location for Australian and international investment in local science research.

National Science Week 2019 – Grants for school and public events

Grants of up to $500 are now available for school or public events to be held during National Science Week (10 to 18 August).

Applications for schools close on the Friday, 5 April 2019, and for the public close on Monday, 29 April 2019.

For more information or to apply see:

Particle newsletter

If you are interested in receiving information about Tasmanian science related projects and opportunities please sign up to the department’s online newsletter Particle. For further information please email