Health Industry South Australia (HealthInSA)
The State Government is making the most of South Australia hosting the largest health and biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere by setting up Health Industry South Australia, or HealthInSA.
HealthInSA will use the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct at the western end of North Terrace as its flag ship precinct and other precincts like Thebarton Technology Hub and Tonsley to build South Australia’s reputation in health care, research and academia.
HealthInSA will promote South Australia as the state with cutting-edge capabilities and capacity to advance health related industries, for example:
- pharmaceutical and medical device development
- emerging technologies like health information management
- enhancing services for research such as granting access to South Australian tissue banks
- encouraging more student and research placements
- attracting more national and global conferences to South Australia.
The Minister for Health and Ageing has appointed the Advisory Board of world-class leaders in clinical practice, education, research and industry development to provide guidance and direction. The Board is supported by a small office to lead in coordinating and promoting South Australia’s capabilities.
Vision for HealthInSA
HealthInSA will capitalise on the southern hemisphere’s largest health and biomedical precinct and promote South Australia as a destination of choice for health care industries, research and academia.
A focus on partners and the future
A range of partners will be needed to drive HealthInSA into the future. The partners to date include:
- South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
- University of Adelaide
- University of South Australia
- Flinders University
- SA Biomedical Engineering
- Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
- Invest South Australia
- BioInnovation SA
- Renewal SA
- Economic Development Board.
HealthInSA will encourage other companies to invest in partnerships within the precinct and more broadly across South Australia to develop, test and translate new drugs and technology into clinical practice; develop information based services or other health related industries. HealthInSA will help expand local pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.