The Warren Centre welcomes the MedTech-Pharma Industry Growth Centre as our new neighbour at University of Sydney’s School of IT Building.
The Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre has been officially launched by the Hon Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science; Sussan Ley, the Minister for Health; and Dr Bronwyn Evans, the centre’s Chair.
The centre is being established under the Australian Government’s $225 million Industry Growth Centres initiative, designed to boost Australian industry’s competitiveness, productivity, and capacity to innovate. It will be co-located with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, at the School of Information Technologies Building within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the Faculty, says: “We are delighted to have been recognised for our strength in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals research and industry engagement. The Growth Centre will allow the university to expand its engagement with medical technology and pharmaceutical companies nationally and internationally.”
The Australian Government also announced a sixth Industry Growth Centre – Cyber Security – at the end of 2016. The centre, whose location is yet to be determined, will seek to ensure that Australia is a global cyber security industry leader, able to export products and services in the global marketplace while helping Australian businesses and governments to address the growing threat of cyber crime..
Image: Christopher Pyne, Sussan Ley and Bronwyn Evans at the MedTech-Pharma Growth Centre launch. Courtesy of University of Sydney.