Building the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will take a concerted international effort over more than a decade. There will be a range of opportunities for Australian and New Zealand industry and research organisations to take part in the various phases of R&D, planning and construction – and finally in operating and maintaining the telescope over its planned 50 year lifespan ...read more
SKA Pre-Construction Grants Program
The Australian Government has made available $18.8 million in grant funding to support the involvement of Australian organisations in the SKA Pre-Construction Project. For more information, including the Customer Guide, Program Guidelines and Application Form please access the SKA Pre-Construction Grants Program page.
Request for Proposals
On 13 March 2013 (Australian time), the SKA Organisation released its Request for Proposals (RfP), inviting research organisations and industry in the member countries to participate in the design of the SKA telescope ...read more
Expressions of Interest
The Australian and New Zealand governments each conducted an EOI process to identify organsiations in their respective countries interested in participating in pre-construction activities. You can read more about the Australian EOI process and the New Zealand EOI process at the respective pages.
Summaries of the responses to the EOI processes are now available. The full set of responses are also available.
A Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education information sheet on the SKA preconstruction phase is available to interested parties.
Pre-construction contact list
If you would like to receive updates on the pre-construction project, or if you have general enquiries about the pre-construction project and SKA - please email one of the following.
In Australia: Michael.Bryson@innovation.gov.au or Jason.Finley@innovation.gov.au
In New Zealand: email@example.com