Become a sponsor of the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards

A message from Professor Caroline McMillen AO

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I am delighted to invite you to become a sponsor of the 2022 South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, the state’s premier celebration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) achievement. 


2022 sponsors will directly support the 18th annual awards ceremony and category prizes, aligning their organisation with the state’s brightest STEMM researchers, innovators, and educators. 


A key component of the awards program is sharing the stories of our finalists and winners, highlighting the key work underway across South Australia and inspiring the next generation of STEMM talent. 


Their stories—shared via traditional and social media—garner great public interest on which our sponsors can capitalise. 


For example, on the day of the 2021 awards ceremony, posts published to the South Australian Chief Scientist Twitter page attracted almost 30,000 organic impressions. The hashtag #SAScienceAwards continued to trend on the evening, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of attendees, and each finalist video published post-event was viewed by around 2000 people. 

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Last year, we were impressed with the diversity of our sponsors—representing businesses from across the food, beverage, defence, telecommunications, technology, and financial services industries. It was wonderful to have their support and hear their unique reasons for backing South Australia’s top STEMM achievers. 


We understand that businesses are seeking to make strategic investments that align with their corporate goals, benefit local communities, and recognise the importance of supporting the next generation of South Australia’s STEMM workforce.


Sponsors of the 2022 awards are invited to contribute to the celebration of those who work tirelessly to bring about solutions to major health, environmental, and economic challenges.


We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to sit down with you to learn about how your organisation is already supporting STEMM education, excellence, collaboration, and innovation, and to discuss how sponsorship of this awards program may help to achieve our collective goals for the future of South Australia.

Sponsorship opportunities and benefits

 

As a sponsor, you will not only receive many exclusive benefits but also play an important role in contributing to the ongoing success of South Australia’s STEMM Research and Innovation sector.

Platinum Sponsor

$25,000 (excluding GST)

Limited to two sponsors

 

Benefits include:

  • Sponsorship of the South Australian Scientist of the Year category or the South Australian Innovator of the Year category

  • Exclusive DIS VIP stakeholder membership which includes VIP invitations to other relevant DIS events and roundtables

  • Invitation to present to the Chief Scientist’s STEMM & Innovation Cross Agency Working Group. 

 

Awards Celebration benefits:

  • 12 complimentary tickets, inclusive of 2 VIP seats

  • Five-minute speaking spot prior to the announcement of the South Australian Scientist of the Year or South Australian Innovator of the Year

  • Opportunity to announce the award winner for the category chosen

  • Prominent position of corporate logo on screens throughout the event

  • Verbal acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor.

 

Profiling opportunities:

  • Naming rights for sponsored category

  • Acknowledgement and logo placement in all forms of print advertising

  • Sponsor endorsement in media release

  • Prominent logo placement on all printed promotional materials

  • Mention in social media posts on @sachiefsci LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, including a hashtag of promotional post/profile

  • Corporate logo and link to feature on the Science Awards web page

Gold Sponsor

$15,000 (excluding GST)

 

Benefits include:

  • Exclusive DIS VIP stakeholder membership which includes VIP invitations to other relevant DIS events and roundtables

  • Invitation to present to the Chief Scientist’s STEMM & Innovation Cross Agency Working Group. 

 

Awards Celebration benefits:

  • 8 complimentary tickets, inclusive of 2 VIP seats

  • Acknowledgment of your company/business by the MC or Chief Scientist during the evening

  • Corporate logo on screens throughout the event

  • Verbal acknowledgement as a gold sponsor.

 

Profiling opportunities:

  • Acknowledgement and logo placement in all forms of print advertising

  • Logo placement on all printed promotional materials

  • Mention in social media posts on @sachiefsci LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, including a promotional post

  • Corporate logo and link to feature on the Science Awards web page.

Silver Sponsor

$10,000 (excluding GST)

 

Awards Celebration benefits:

  • 4 complimentary tickets, inclusive of 1 VIP seat

  • Acknowledgment of your company/business by the MC or Chief Scientist during the event

  • Corporate logo on screens throughout the event

  • Verbal acknowledgement as a silver sponsor
     

Profiling opportunities:

  • Acknowledgement and logo placement in all forms of print advertising

  • Logo placement on all printed promotional materials

  • Mention in social media posts on @sachiefsci LinkedIn and Twitter accounts

  • Corporate logo and link to feature on the Science Awards web page.

Support Sponsor

$5,000 (excluding GST) or in-kind as agreed with DIS

  • Opportunity to host a table of upcoming scientists, to be organised in collaboration with Chief Scientist for South Australia – limited to one support sponsor only.

 

Awards Celebration

  • Two complimentary tickets

  • Corporate logo on screens throughout the event

  • Verbal acknowledgement as a support sponsor

 

Profiling opportunities

  • Acknowledgement and logo placement in all forms of print advertising

  • Logo placement on all printed promotional materials

  • Mention in social media posts on @sachiefsci LinkedIn and Twitter accounts

  • Corporate logo and link to feature on the Science Awards web page.