Initiatives and services


Forensic drug analysis

Our Australian Forensic Drug Laboratory (AFDL) is leading the way in identifying novel psychoactive substances.

Free trade agreements

We represent and advocate for industry and the resources sector by negotiating and implementing free trade agreements (FTAs). We work with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to develop, negotiate and implement Australia’s trade policy agenda.

Future You

Future You is a national digital initiative led by the Women in STEM Ambassador. It raises awareness and seeks to break down stereotypes and showcase diverse opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Gas flow measurement and calibration services

We offer the most accurate gas flow measurement services in Australia. We calibrate instruments, conduct measurements, and deliver research, advice and training.

Girls in STEM Toolkit (GiST)

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (GiST) supports girls, families, teachers and other influencers to explore the many study and career opportunities available through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Grant design and delivery services

Our Business Grants Hub helps government agencies design and implement grants programs.

Health sector

We use measurement to support personalised healthcare and optimal health outcomes. This includes producing DNA reference materials to support genetic testing in cancer patients.

Impedance measurement services

We offer a suite of services in impedance measurement. We measure impedance, calibrate standards and deliver contract research, advice and training.

Industry Growth Centres

Driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness in 6 key growth industry sectors.

Industry Growth Program

This program provides advice and grant funding for innovative small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups to commercialise their ideas and grow their businesses.

Priority funding areas

Projects build Australian capabilities in priority areas for the National Reconstruction Fund:

  • value-add in resources
  • value-add in agriculture, forestry and fisheries 
  • transport
  • medical science
  • renewables and low emission technologies
  • defence capability 
  • enabling capabilities.