The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office continues to work closely with the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) on the development of a land use framework plan for the precinct. The Framework Plan will set out the land use strategies which will support the objectives of the strategic plan, released in April.
The VPA has released a project update to bring stakeholders up to speed on its progress.
Presented on 29 August 2018, the annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.
A number of our Precinct Partners were represented in the teams and individuals shortlisted as finalists this year, including Associate Professor Alan Duffy from Swinburne University of Technology who took home the 2018 Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science.
Congratulations to Alan and the other Melbourne Biomedical Precinct finalists:
We were delighted to introduce Nathan Elia and Dr Sky Gross to the Precinct in July when they visited Melbourne for a series of meetings, workshops and presentations with government, industry and Precinct Partners.
Nathan is the Victorian Government’s Investment & Trade Director in Boston, where he focuses on biotechnology, life sciences, medical R&D and tech. Sky is the inaugural Biomedical Director at Victoria’s new trade and investment office in Tel Aviv and will be instrumental in not only building relationships between here and Israel, but also in facilitating a more commercial approach to the translation of our research.
In July, more than 150 people attended our third networking event which showcased a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing scientists in the quest for commercialisation and the translation of research into patient care.
Dr Sky Gross was joined by Professor Andrew Nash from CSL, Nathan Elia from the Victorian Government’s Trade and Investment Office in Boston, and Professor Aleksandar Subic – Deputy Vice-chancellor (Research & Development) at Swinburne University for a robust discussion and reflection on the topic.
These events continue to bring together industry and the sector to help build further impact for the Precinct.
You may be interesting interested in attending one or more of the following events taking place in the coming weeks:
On Friday 17 August, a social football game was held between Peter Mac and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute at Princes Park. The event was a great way to meet colleagues from other institutions, and the organisers hope to broaden the community aspect of medical research and foster wider inter-institute collaborations. While everyone’s a winner at these friendly events, for the record WEHI won the game on the day!
The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office was established by the Victorian Government to drive economic development in the Precinct and strengthen its position as a world leader in biomedical research, development and innovation.
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