About Science Industry Australia (SIA)

The Science Industry conducts R&D, design, production, sales and distribution of laboratory related goods and services used to measure physical, chemical and biological properties. 

Science Industry Australia (SIA) was created on 24 August 2000. It is the peak national industry association for organisations which are either a producer, provider or user of science industry goods and/or services.

Science Industry Australia represents the professional science industry, and our members include scientific and life science product and equipment suppliers; scientific, analytical and diagnostic equipment and consumable manufacturers, exporters and importers; chemical and gas companies; software companies, analytical-reference-testing-pathology laboratories and specialised recruiters.

Our mission: To increase the size, significance and stature of the science industry.

Science Industry Australia works on our members' behalf in the following areas.

Industry growth

 Science Industry Australia 

  • lobby and influence government to increase funding for science and research in Australia.
  • submit the thoughts and opinions of our entire industry on key concerns when governments are open to submissions.
  • encourage you to have your voice and opinion heard…to help us contribute to state & federal government submissions, to get your message across to the people who can make changes.
  • inform you immediately on mission critical key government investment and purchasing opportunities in our markets.

Networking

Science Industry Australia 

  • hold regular networking events to bring together peers and colleagues, and for ALMA members, buyers and sellers.
  • conduct seminars and information sessions.
  • facilitate business matching opportunities, both locally and international.
  • exhibit your goods and services at international trade fairs at discounted member rates. 
  • form invaluable networking and interactions with allied groups and organisations.

Member Support

Science Industry Australia provide

  • Crucial regulatory updates via our monthly e-Zine "Science Industry Digest".
  • Member exclusive, quarterly “Business Barometer” reflects current market conditions and growth. 
  • Regular newsletter “Science Industry Digest”.
  • Electronic updates of breaking industry news and forthcoming events access to SIA personnel for advice and specific information.
  • Industry based training and orientation.
  • “Members Only” downloads section of website contains a wealth of industry data and news

Advocacy:

  • Have input into key regulatory changes and other legislative issues

Independence: 

  • SIA does not receive, nor does it ask for government monies to deliver member benefits 
  • Relying solely on membership subscriptions gives us a totally independent, credible and authoritative voice when dealing with all stakeholders

Science Industry Australia Ltd is acknowledged by government and other key stakeholders as the peak body representing and furthering the interests of: 

- Importers and distributors;

- Manufacturers and exporters; and

- Technical service providers of scientific expertise and services.

As the wholly independent voice for the science industry, we actively support and facilitate meaningful interactions between SIA members and researchers in publicly funded research agencies (PFRAs).