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Science Research Development

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 2017

Tasmania is again part of National Science Week for 2017, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.  The program features more than 150 events around the state, including  

  • The Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart
  • TAStroFest in Ulverstone
  • Science Open Season in Launceston
  • Many community expos around Tasmania

National Science Week 2017 - Tasmanian Program (11MB)

Science Grants

There are a number of programs available offering financial assistance to support the development of projects and career opportunities within the science sector including:

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 science@stategrowth.tas.gov.au