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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.

Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards – Entries close 28 September 2018

Nominations are now open for Tasmanians who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in 2018.

For the third year, the awards will recognise people leading the way in STEM, and to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Award categories are

The awards are supported by the Tasmanian Government, University of Tasmania, and Inspiring Australia.

Nominations close 28 September 2018 and winners will be announced in November.

National Science Week

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