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Industry clusters

  • Adelaide BioMed City

    The centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical industries is Adelaide BioMed City - one of the largest health precincts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Flinders Village

    A new development of a world-class health research facility, providing state of the art research facilities, as well as teaching simulation and clinical research spaces.

  • Tonsley Innovation District

    Tonsley features the Medical Device Research Institute which brings together industry, researchers and clinicians to develop future medtech solutions.

  • Tonsley Innovation District

    Bringing together research, business, government to connect and collaborate.

Industry organisation

  • Global Centre for Modern Ageing

    A not-for-profit aimed at improving the lives of older people.

  • Australian Bragg Centre

    Through innovation, collaboration and technology we can be pioneers of the future of health care, while increasing social and health benefits and supporting local business to build a sustainable economy.

  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

    South Australia’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute is home to more than 800 researchers, students and partners, including the South Australian Government.

  • Torrens University

    Torrens University develops distinctive research and research training across health futures, positive ageing and wellbeing, including hosting the Public Health Information Development Unit.

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

    South Australia’s flagship hospital, providing a comprehensive range of the most complex clinical care to an estimated 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year.

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    The leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions in South Australia, as well as the state’s largest maternity and obstetric service.

  • SA Pathology

    A statewide pathology provider for the public health sector, an institution recognised for the highest standards of medical testing and research.

  • GP Partners Australia

    Supporting General Practitioners with the latest information, training and resources to enable them to continue to achieve the best possible health outcomes for their patients.

  • Ageing Well International (AWI)

    An industry-led peer network of South Australia’s ageing well experts from across the value chain, building export capacity and inbound investment.

Industry resources

  • Quality use of medicines and pharmacy research centre (QUMPRC)

    Research within the centre ranges from large-scale data analytics, to the translation of evidence into policy and practice.

  • Robinson Research Institute

    The institute aims to achieve lifetime health for all children and families, through research excellence.

  • Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP)

    Fostering collaborations between researchers, industry, end-users and government, developing medical technologies with global market potential.

  • Waite Research Institute

    Internationally recognised for its world-class research, development, commercialisation and education activities that can support healthy ageing.

  • Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

    Global leaders in machine learning research and high-impact research translation.

  • State Public Health Plan 2014-2024

    A framework to take action towards sustaining and improving the health and wellbeing of South Australians.

Investment bodies and organisations

  • Economic and Business Growth Fund

    $100 million has been committed by the South Australian Government to promote economic growth in the state by encouraging the growth of existing industries, developing new industries, building international connections and attracting foreign and national direct investment.

  • Venture Catalyst Fund

    An initiative of the South Australian Government and the University of South Australia encouraging student entrepreneurship and the creation of local startups by providing funding for early-stage ventures founded by UniSA students and recent graduates.

  • R&D Tax Incentive

    The Australian Government provides a Research & Development Tax Incentive of up to 43.5% for companies with a group turnover under $20 million.

Knowledge and innovation

  • Flinders Health & Medical Research Institute

    Bringing together research experts to improve health, prevent disease and combat health inequalities.

  • Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI)

    The MDRI at Flinders University produces high quality research that translates into new knowledge, products and workforces that can meet the challenges facing the global healthcare sector.

  • Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS)

    IPAS at The University of Adelaide is a global hub of photonics research, creating transformational new approaches to sensing and transdisciplinary problem solvers.

  • Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

    A hub of nanotechnology research and education at Flinders University, the institute works with business and industry, connecting real-world problems with research-driven solutions.

  • Future Industries Institute (FII)

    The University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute focuses on building knowledge and capacity in core future industries and develops internationally competitive research capacity.

  • Flinders Caring Futures Institute

    Exploring a future where technology and the real world collide for health innovations and reduced social isolation.

  • Cancer Research Institute

    Discovering and developing new drugs, treatments and methods of detection and diagnosis.

  • Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

    Global leaders in machine learning research and high-impact research translation.

  • Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing

    The centre brings together a diverse team of researchers from many disciplines which conduct world leading and timely research to improve health outcomes and the wellbeing of older people in Australia and globally.

  • Flinders Digital Health Research Centre

    Providing expertise, innovation and leadership to ensure Flinders University achieves national and international recognition as a premier institution for digital health systems and technologies research.

  • International Centre for Point of Care Testing

    A global leader and advocate for point-of-care testing research, teaching and innovation.

  • Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences

    Enabling world-class health education and research as part of the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

  • Adelaide Medical School

    Providing a world-class innovative, collaborative learning environment for students studying translational medicine and research.

  • Adelaide Nursing School

    Promoting world-class nursing research, scholarship and clinical practice and actively supporting the community through student-centred degrees and research.

  • School of Public Health

    Aiming to prevent disease and promote health in populations through outstanding, internationally recognised research and teaching.

  • Adelaide Dental School

    One of Australia’s peak centres of excellence in oral health, delivering internationally recognised education, research and service.

  • Adelaide Health Simulation

    The most hi-tech health care teaching facility in Australasia and the only Australian simulation facility accredited with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for excellence in learning and teaching.

  • Adelaide Dental Simulation Clinic

    Providing the opportunity to practise real world patient-care procedures in a highly technologically advanced environment.

  • Healthy Futures

    The University of South Australia’s Healthy Futures research encompasses health, including physical, mental, social, environmental and community health research.

  • Orama Institute

    The Orama Institute is a multi-disciplinary research institute for mental health, wellbeing and neuroscience at Flinders University.

  • Flinders Research Education and Development (RED) Hub

    Ground-breaking and world-class research is supported and nurtured at FHMRI’s RED Hub.

  • Flinders University School of Medicine

    Internationally recognised for its innovative curriculum delivering outstanding clinical and academic training, integrating clinical medicine with a strong underpinning in biomedical science.

  • Registry of Older Australians (ROSA)

    Monitoring the health, service utilisation, medication use, mortality and other outcomes of people receiving aged care services.

Primary connections

  • SA Health

    SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning.

  • The Department for Health and Wellbeing (DHW)

    DHW supports the delivery of public health services, formulates health policy, facilitates public and consumer consultation on health issues, and monitors the performance of South Australia’s health system.

  • Australian Government Department of Health

    Responsible for developing and delivering policies and programs, working with a range of stakeholders to ensure better health for all Australians.

Sector growth

  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

    South Australia’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute is home to more than 800 researchers, students and partners, including the South Australian Government.

  • Adelaide BioMed City

    The centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical industries is Adelaide BioMed City - one of the largest health precincts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • MedTEC South Australia

    An internationally active alliance to support industry growth, focusing on long-term economic development opportunities for new and established medtech companies by connecting research, investment and class-leading manufacturing capabilities.

  • Flinders Village

    A new development of a world-class health research facility, providing state of the art research facilities, as well as teaching simulation and clinical research spaces.

Sector insights

  • Health and medical industries

    The centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical industries is our BioMed City, one of the largest health precincts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Flinders Health and Medical Research

    Promoting high-performing research outcomes which positively impact on healthcare in South Australia, nationally and globally.

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