Combined Information Session: South Australian Science Excellence Awards and Research Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF)

Information Session

Date: Friday 15 March 2019
Time: 11.10am -12.30pm
Venue: Darling West Lecture Theatre G14, University of Adelaide
(North Terrace Campus)

Sarah Thomas will give an overview for the Science Excellence Awards and Dr Matt Chong will provide an overview of the Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund.

Sarah and Matt are from the SA Department for Industry and Skills.

Registration not required.

About the Schemes

South Australian Science Excellence Awards

The South Australian Science Excellence Awards showcase the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and our society.

The awards acknowledge the achievements of talented individuals, including recent PhD graduates and early career science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers, who are making an outstanding contribution to society both nationally and internationally.

Awards are presented in five categories:

  • South Australian Scientist of the year
  • PhD Research Excellence Award
  • STEM Professional Award
  • STEM Educator of the Year (split into School Teaching and Tertiary Teaching categories)

Research Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF)

The Research Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF) supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the South Australian Government.

The RCSF comprises three competitive funding streams:

Stream 1: Strategic Research Initiatives * – Supports research initiatives that will create innovative solutions or translate research into industry or commercial outcomes that address economy-wide challenges for South Australia.

Stream 2: Startup and Early Stage Company Incentive – Provides entrepreneurs with funding to start and scale their innovative early-stage business.

Stream 3: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Initiatives * – Supports programs, events and activities that have broad benefit to the startup community.

* Stream 1 and 3 – Calls for proposals to address specific initiatives will be announced with details of timing and funding to be specified from time to time. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.



For further information email
Dr Don McMaster (until 28 February 2019)
Violeta Babovic  (after 28 February 2019)

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