Why South Australia?

South Australia has the track record, capability and ambition to continue its global leadership in the development and scaling of distinctive medical technologies.

The State has a strong advanced manufacturing base and a stable and skilled workforce. Adelaide boasts a significant share of international students while Adelaide BioMed City is a magnet for world class talent. Australia is among the world’s most respected destinations for stable, trusted and efficient clinical trials and technology collaboration.

These factors contribute to a connected and cooperative environment conducive to creating and realising the application, scalability and commercial potential of medical technologies.

A History of Medical Excellence

South Australia has a history of world-first developments over several decades, from the first disposable syringe in the 1950s, to some of the world’s leading medical laser technologies today. These technologies include photonics and advanced sensing, ophthalmic, orthopaedic, scanning and diagnostic, reproductive, surgical and digital health technologies.

A History of Medical Excellence

South Australia has a history of world-first developments over several decades, from the first disposable syringe in the 1950s, to some of the world’s leading medical laser technologies today. These technologies include photonics and advanced sensing, ophthalmic, orthopaedic, scanning and diagnostic, reproductive, surgical and digital health technologies.

Adelaide Biomed City

South Australia is home to the $3.8 billion Adelaide BioMed City – one of the largest health and life sciences cluster in the southern hemisphere.

Located in the CBD, Adelaide BioMed City brings together research, education, clinical care and business development to drive collaboration, productivity and innovation in medical technologies.

Adelaide Biomed City

South Australia is home to the $3.8 billion Adelaide BioMed City – one of the largest health and life sciences cluster in the southern hemisphere.

Located in the CBD, Adelaide BioMed City brings together research, education, clinical care and business development to drive collaboration, productivity and innovation in medical technologies.

Tonsley Innovation District 

Tonsley Innovation District combines university-led research and development with vocational training and advanced manufacturing premises for companies with an emphasis on biomedical devices, renewable energy, clean technology, software and simulation.

A 61-hectare former car manufacturing site, Tonsley has been transformed into the ideal location for hi-tech development and manufacturing – offering opportunities for start-ups, SMEs and global companies.

Tonsley Innovation District 

Tonsley Innovation District combines university-led research and development with vocational training and advanced manufacturing premises for companies with an emphasis on biomedical devices, renewable energy, clean technology, software and simulation.

A 61-hectare former car manufacturing site, Tonsley has been transformed into the ideal location for hi-tech development and manufacturing – offering opportunities for start-ups, SMEs and global companies.