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 2018
National Science Week is held in mid-August each year. Applications are now open for grants of up to $20 000 to support events.
There are a number of programs available offering financial assistance to support the development of projects and career opportunities within the science sector including:
- Maker Projects Stream B
- Sponsorship grants for student science engagement and international competitions
- Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships