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Government of South Australia - Department of State Development

    NCRIS facilities in SA

    National collaborative research infrastructure housing state-of-the-art facilities, specialised equipment and technical experts to drive research, innovation and commercialisation.

    The Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) supports strong national collaborations and high quality research that responds to scientific and societal challenges we face today.

    The Department of State Development supports six NCRIS projects in South Australia, operating across 12 research facilities hosted by the state’s three public universities, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).

    Each NCRIS project builds on South Australia’s scientific expertise across key sectors, including agriculture, food and wine, health and medical, defence and space, advanced manufacturing, and environment and energy.

    NCRIS research facilities provide critical research infrastructure for researchers and businesses to develop new products, services and solutions to major health, environmental and economic challenges.

    Users of these facilities can access state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled technical experts for advice, planning, data collection, and support to refine and test new ideas and achieve research and development goals.

    Since 2019, South Australia’s NCRIS facilities have supported approximately 6,223 collaborations with researchers and 670 collaborations with industry partners.

    Funding support for NCRIS infrastructure is matched by a co-investment from the South Australian Government.