Department of State Development

Science, research and innovation play a fundamental and transformational role in South Australia’s economy and society.

Premier's Research and Industry Fund

The Premier’s Research and Industry Fund (PRIF), encourages investment in key science and research areas

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Premier's Science and Industry Council

Provides advice to the South Australian Government on science and research issues, industry needs and partnerships, national policy and building strategic research capability.

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Chief Scientist for South Australia

The Chief Scientist works with South Australian bodies involved in science and research, technology, innovation and economic development to develop an integrated approach to issues.

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Programs and initiatives

Science Excellence Awards SA

Science Excellence Awards SA

The awards showcase the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and our society.

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STEM Skills Strategy

STEM Skills Strategy

South Australia is embarking on a future built upon innovation and knowledge-intensive industries.

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Innovation Voucher Program

Innovation Voucher Program

Supporting collaboration between SMEs and world-class research and development organisations.

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The South Australian government's plan for science, research and innovation and their vital enabling roles in reaching our goals and in transforming the State’s economy by improving our productivity and competitiveness.

Investing in Science - South Australia's Science Action Plan
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Science Videos

Video Channel

The importance of science to Australia's future Professor Ian Chubb

2014 winners of the SA Science Excellence Awards

For more information, contact:

Ms Vicki Tindall
Project Officer, Science and Research, Department of State Development

Phone: (08) 8207 8702
Email: vicki.tindall@sa.gov.au