The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are made possible through the contribution and ongoing support of prize partners and program supporters.

Prize Partners

3M is a company that brings science and technology together to create more than 55,000 products that make lives easier and better around the world. Over the past 113 years, 3M has evolved into a global powerhouse driven by innovation & integrity. Science is at the heart of everything we do. We apply the right science the right way to touch people worldwide - generating breakthroughs that make their lives better, easier and more complete. We are a leader among corporations that use science to make amazing things. We work with our customers and each other to fulfil human needs before many even realise they exist.

With over 100,000 patents, we apply science to life uniquely to produce thousands of imaginative products, and are a leader in scores of markets - from health care, public security, personal and highway safety to industrial abrasives and adhesives. Some 3M products that might be familar to you include Post-it® Notes, Scotch® Tape, NexcareTM bandages, and Scotch-BriteTM Sponges.

3M has more than 6,500 scientists all over the world who draw from more than 40 key technology areas to continuously enhance and improve the products and solutions we offer our customers. No one applies science to life the way we do. This is what makes us 3M.

The Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre is a multidisciplinary network based at The University of Queensland and the Queensland Institute for Medical Research. Established in 2011, it utilises leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is one of Australia’s largest public research organisations and custodian of much of the country's landmark and national science infrastructure.

Spread across three sites, ANSTO’s world-class facilities include the OPAL (Open Pool Australian Light-water) multi-purpose reactor, Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and the Centre for Accelerator Science at Lucas Heights, the Research Cyclotron Facility at Camperdown in Sydney and the Australian Synchrotron at Clayton in Melbourne.

ANSTO provides access to some of the best research equipment and facilities in the world. Using nuclear research techniques, ANSTO researchers help to answer some of the big questions facing society today in areas such as health, the environment and innovation for industry. ANSTO’s vision is to deliver excellence in innovation, insight and discovery through our people, partnerships, nuclear expertise and landmark infrastructure.

Celestino is an Australian owned family business focused on delivering commercial, industrial and residential development projects that will become success stories for our business, as well as families, communities and business partners across Australia. Celestino is developing Sydney Science Park, a multi-billion-dollar project that aspires to be a fully integrated innovation-based community clustering together leading innovators in industry, education and business and include high quality lifestyle opportunities.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. We do the extraordinary every day. At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), we shape the future – for our customers, all Australians and the world. Our innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year, and as the largest patent holder in the nation, our vast wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies. With more than 5,000 experts and a burning desire to get things done, we are Australia’s catalyst for innovation.

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) is part of Australia's Department of Defence. DST Group is the Australian Government's lead agency responsible for safeguarding Australia by delivering expert, impartial science and technology advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources, and science. The Government’s Science for Australia’s Future budget measure is supporting the next phase of the Inspiring Australia Strategy to build a strong, open relationship between science and society, underpinned by effective communication of science and its benefits. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes initiative is helping to progress a key element of this strategy through rewarding the achievements and successes of Australians in the fields of research and innovation, science communication and journalism, and science education.

A supply of scientists, engineers and technicians is critical to our country's future prosperity. As well as performing world-class scientific research, Macquarie University is committed to playing a significant role in the development of future Australian scientists through collaborative programs with schools such as the Science Partnership, the Indigenous Science Education Program, and FIRST Robotics, and through sponsoring a prize to celebrate and reward the success of young research scientists.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is proud to support the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Our sponsorship of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research reflects our vision to support the community to protect, strengthen and enjoy a healthy, productive environment and economy. To find out more about our work in delivering positive environmental, social and economic outcomes for NSW visit

We live in amazing times. But our dazzling technology can blind us to the brilliant science behind it, to the great human hunger for answering life’s mysteries and challenges. At UNSW we cherish the originality and the discipline of science and we take seriously our duty to educate and pass on the fruits of knowledge - old and new. The Eureka Prizes give us a unique way to pay public tribute to unsung researchers and to say that great science is dazzling too.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Science is internationally renowned for its outstanding teaching and research excellence, producing the next generation of scientific leaders. We are passionate about sharing the wonder of science with school students and the general public, through our fun and challenging science-based activities. Our Eureka Prize engages school students with science in a creative way, opening up science concepts beyond the classroom and helping cultivate the next generation of Dr Karls and Adam Spencers – science communicators extraordinaire!

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is Australia’s top young university. With an innovative learning and teaching model, vibrant research culture, strong engagement with industry and an unwavering commitment to social justice, UTS has an ambitious new vision to be a leading public university of technology recognised for global impact. More than ever, UTS is committed to preparing and supporting our graduates to succeed in the future workforce; driving innovation and entrepreneurship; supporting open and rigorous public debate; and delivering excellent and impactful research.


Abbey's Bookshop

Established in 1968, Abbey’s Bookshop is famous for its core strengths of history, science, philosophy, the classics and crime fiction, as well as an impressive range of fiction, biography, travel, art, religion and children’s books. They aim to give our customers the best selection of books as well as the best service!

  • Place your organisation on a serious national platform in recognition of its position as a major player in Australia's scientific community;
  • Enjoy a tailor-made prize to suit your strategic objectives launched on a successful national platform;
  • Align your organisation with a brand synonymous with prestige, dedication and commitment to the Australian scientific community;
  • Make a low risk investment by joining a committed established partnership with the major players in Australian science;
  • Enjoy the spoils of critical mass by investing in a significant national event that individually would be out of reach;
  • Extend your networks and relationships, providing good-will and opportunities for collaboration;
  • Make a contribution to addressing national skills shortage in science by creating science heroes that inspire and inform the next generation;
  • Make a positive impact on someone's life. Research has shown that winning a Eureka Prize can enhance national and international reputation; assist career development and raise awareness and recognition of scientific research being done in Australia;
  • Enjoy an instant association with Australia's premier national science awards program.

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