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Science Research Development

Science Research Development business units sit 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.

Citizen Science Grants

The Science Grants have now closed. To find out about  aims of this program and who the successful applicants are please visit.

National Science Week 2017

National Science Week for 2017 will be held in 12 - 20 August.

Tasmanian event information will be released in July and before then science events being held in Tasmania are listed here http://www.scienceweek.net.au