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Excellence in Science and Industry Collaboration Award

Open to teams that have harnessed innovative and productive models of STEMM and industry collaboration which may lead to positive economic, social, or environmental impact.


  • Team members from either the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors are eligible across academia, industry, and government to nominate.

  • There is no fixed limitation on the length of time that has elapsed before the impact of the collaboration has been realised.

  • The partnership should endeavour to include, but is not limited to, academia, government, industry, or other relevant organisations.

  • Provide copies of current CVs for up to five team members – each CV should be abbreviated to no more than four (4) pages. Nominations providing CVs longer than 4 pages will not be considered for selection.

Selection criteria

Criteria 1

Outline a summary of the collaborative project that resulted in this effective partnership between industry and research to drive innovation, describing specifically:

  • the science excellence involved in the collaboration, and providing evidence

  • who was involved in the team and their role

  • the partnership model, how it began, and why it is novel or innovative

  • the benefits and challenges of the industry/ research collaboration.

Criteria 2

Outline how the collaboration has generated or has the potential to generate significant economic, social, health, or environmental benefit to South Australia. Examples may include improvements in public health or in key environmental indicators, or acceptance by policy makers of reports and/or recommendations arising from the collaboration.


Criteria 3

Outline any effective strategies used to connect partners from different sectors to engage in the collaboration.

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