Department of State Development


High-powered transmitter to unlock new resources

23 May 2017 Science, Innovation

A local engineering business has been awarded $50,000 to develop a new high-powered geophysical transmitter system that has the potential to unlock South Australia’s mineral and energy resources potential.

Mobile coverage boosted in regional South Australia

16 May 2017 Science

Mobile phone coverage will be boosted in black spots in the Mid North, South East and Riverland, with the State Government providing $555,015 towards the construction of four new mobile phone towers.

Adelaide designed and built climate satellite to be launched from Cape Canaveral

18 Apr 2017 Science

A satellite designed and built by the University of Adelaide is due to be launched tonight into the atmosphere to measure climate change data and communicate it back to Earth.

$4 million funding to drive innovation in healthy ageing

05 Apr 2017 Science, Innovation

A new $4m project bringing together the aged care industry with top research institutions will place South Australia at the forefront of the health and ageing sector.

$20,000 for Science Alive! expansion across the state

26 Mar 2017 Science, Innovation

The State Government is providing $20,000 towards the expansion of premier science expo, Science Alive!, to include five events across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

Nominations for Science Excellence Awards now open

15 Mar 2017 Science, Innovation

The state’s most prestigious science awards that honour the brightest scientists, researchers and educators are now open.

Boost for start-ups to commercialise their ideas

18 Nov 2016 Innovation, Science

South Australia’s entrepreneurs and innovative organisations looking to commercialise products and services will be supported through a new grant program.

Adelaide first to join global Gig City Network

28 Sep 2016 Innovation, Science

Adelaide has confirmed its status as one of the most connected cities in the world, after the signing of a landmark agreement between the South Australian Government and internet applications development organisation US Ignite.

Pioneering research into ancient DNA earns scientist top SA award

12 Aug 2016 Science, Innovation

Extracting and using ancient DNA to reveal clues about the past has won a local professor the title of South Australia’s Scientist of the Year.

$7.5 million to boost innovation and collaboration in SA

12 Aug 2016 Innovation, Science

The State Government will invest $7.5 million in the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute to encourage innovation and collaboration, and to develop new industries that can create jobs for the future.