Department of State Development


Infectious diseases expert wins state’s top science award

12 Aug 2017 Science

A leading microbiologist developing new treatments for infectious diseases has been named South Australia’s Scientist of the Year.

Student teachers bring real-world science into schools

27 Jun 2017 Science

More than 60 student teachers have gained first-hand industry experience to inspire their students and teach them about the benefits of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), through an innovative pilot program.

Funding boost for South Australia’s research base

13 Jun 2017 Science, Research

Three Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) focusing on farming, food and transport will open in South Australia with support from the Premier’s Research and Industry Fund.

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.