Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
It was established in 1988 as a company limited by guarantee through the combined efforts of the Western Australian Government, leading industry figures and the State’s top scientists and educators.
Since inception, revenues from attendance, outreach programs, exhibition rental and sponsorship have comprised around 40 to 60% of Scitech’s funding requirements, and the balance is obtained through a five-year funding agreement with the WA Government.
The strong support from the WA Government, industry, universities and teachers is due to Scitech’s primary focus on raising awareness and participation in science to create scientifically literate citizens, and to support our teachers in educating our children about science.
Scitech’s mission leads to broad-based benefits to the State through the generation of a population skilled and appreciative of science and technology. Scitech reaches over 500,000 people annually and works directly with over 90% of Western Australia’s schools, teachers and students.