South Australia – the home of data driven health innovation

Discover the advantages of accessing a world-class, highly connected health and life sciences precinct that links with the most complete clinical trial ecosystem in Australia, world-leading AI and data analytics capabilities and a thriving cluster of medtech companies.
Cost effectively collaborate with world leaders in biotech, clinical trials, digital health, medical devices, ageing well, research, academia, clinical care and business development.

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  • Complete clinical trial ecosystem
    World’s fastest regulatory framework for early-phase clinical trials for submission to global regulatory agencies, e.g. US FDA

  • World-class health and life sciences ecosystem
    One of the largest and most technologically advanced in the Southern Hemisphere

  • World-class hi-tech capabilities
    World-leading AI and data analytics capabilities – top five in the world for computer vision

  • Pioneering medtech commercialisation
    We’re leading the way with a proven manufacturing track record buoyed by our clinical trial expertise and hi-tech capabilities

  • Australia's best longitudinal clinical data set
    Single electronic medical record across a universal healthcare system for 1.7million people with a unique ID for each patient

  • World-leading R&D collaboration and education
    Largest concentration of clinical research in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Leader in cancer research, clinical translation and care
    The Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre (BCCC) will transform cancer research, care, support and preventative measures globally

  • Connected locale
    Walk between our centres of excellence in health and life sciences, research and hi-tech innovation

  • Skilled and educated workforce
    South Australia offers a highly-skilled talent pipeline for drug development and manufacturing

  • Competitive labour costs and high staff retention rates
    Adelaide is ranked the most cost-competitive city in Australia by global services company KPMG

Adelaide BioMed City - An ecosystem of innovation

Adelaide is Australia’s home for AI and data analytics driven innovation and is leading the nation in AI in healthcare.

  • Australian Institute for Machine Learning
  • Centre for Augmented Reasoning
  • MIT bigdata Living Lab
  • Digital Health CRC
  • Research Centre for Immersive and Virtual Environments
  • Amazon Web Services Applied Sciences

Explore digital health in Adelaide

  • Speed
    You can commence your trial quickly in South Australia, our efficient regulatory framework and experienced clinical trial companies mean you can start in as little as six weeks.

  • Quality
    Globally accepted data delivered in line with the highest quality standards for clinical trials, for submission to regulatory agencies, including the US FDA, UK HMRA, EU EMA and Japan PDMA.

  • Cost
    Globally, South Australia is extremely cost effective including efficiencies through our skill base, comprehensive ecosystem, and services scale and diversity. Your company might be eligible for a tax refund of up to 43.5 per cent.

  • Experience
    We have the country’s most experienced companies and they operate in a complete clinical trial ecosystem optimised for FIH to the highest global regulatory guidance. The high reputation is underlined by successful recent audits by FDA and EMA.

Innovation and research hubs

Collaboration is in our DNA here in South Australia. You will have access to some of the best innovation precincts where high-profile businesses, academia, industry bodies and government are co-located and working together.
  • Adelaide BioMed City

    Adelaide Biomed City is one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere and brings together research, education, clinical care and business development.

  • Flinders Medical Centre (FMC)

    FMC has an international reputation as one of Australia’s finest public teaching hospitals and as a centre for research excellence. It is co-located with the Flinders University School of Medicine and Flinders Private Hospital.

  • 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.

  • Lot Fourteen

    Lot Fourteen is a space that fosters collaboration and innovation across sectors and disciplines, including defence and space, artificial intelligence, digital health, machine learning and robotics, cyber security and creative industries.

  • Technology Park

    Technology Park is an established hub of defence and aerospace, advanced electronics, health, training, consulting, and information communication technology companies. Technology Park Adelaide provides a thriving environment for business collaboration and networking.

  • Tonsley Innovation District

    Tonsley is a hub for advanced manufacturing businesses and services specialising in high-growth sectors: health, medical devices and assistive technologies, cleantech and renewable energy, software and simulation, mining and energy services.

Business clusters

Our industry clusters provide strong intellectual and research foundations, providing opportunities to share talent, technology and infrastructure.
  • Adelaide Airport

    With global acknowledgement that aviation is a vital catalyst for economic growth, Airport Business District is a key economic gateway that seamless integrates zones for a range of industries.

Investment opportunities

Primary contact

Help for investing in South Australia's health sector

Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler

Director, Health

Works with companies to develop projects, negotiate and structure investments, remove barriers, solve problems and support industry.


+61 466 357 625

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