Queensland Life Sciences – Globally Competitive

Queensland has a globally competitive life sciences sector. State Government investment in research, development and world-class infrastructure is paying dividends. The state is a highly attractive knowledge hub with successes in health, agriculture, the environment and industrial biotechnology, utilising the state’s unique biodiversity, state-of-the-art infrastructure and skilled workforce.

Queensland life sciences – Globally Competitive.

Video link: www.qld.gov.au/lifesciences

Easy to do business

Ideally positioned at the crossroads of the Asia–Pacific, Queensland has many strong advantages as an investment destination including:

  • a strong, stable economy and governance institutions
  • market access via free trade agreements with key trading partners including China and Japan
  • an educated, highly skilled, motivated workforce with access to world-class training facilities
  • the lowest payroll tax in Australia, low commercial property rents and competitive living costs compared to other Australian states
  • a strong legal framework for intellectual property and patents.

Strong government support

The Queensland Government has a long history of investing in the life sciences sector, which is paying dividends. It has committed over A$5.9 billion to boost Queensland’s science research, development and innovation since 1999.

The Queensland Government is continuing to actively support the state’s life sciences industry through:

  • investing in biotechnology research and its commercialisation
  • supporting world-class research precincts and centres of excellence
  • translating knowledge from key international alliances into new products and services.

Key infrastructure

Queensland boasts a critical mass of research centres across biotechnology, food and agriculture, health and medical and offers a distinct advantage for conducting clinical trials. Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. There are many Queensland research institutions with international standing including the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

Details on Queensland science capability including in biotechnology/life sciences research are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory at www.qld.gov.au/ScienceDirectory

Well connected

The Queensland Government is fostering key international alliances to promote technology transfer, the exchange of ideas and access to the skills required to advance research collaborations and development.

Queensland’s key intinternational relationships in science and research include working at the state or national level with: Canada, China, India, New Zealand, Europe and the USA.

Investing in Queensland life sciences

There are plenty of exciting opportunities for collaboration or investment with Queensland’s life sciences sector. Find out more from: https://www.qld.gov.au/dsiti/science-innovation/science/investment-opportunities

Queensland, the place for life sciences

Queensland is one of the top two Australian states and territories for scientific impact in most of the life sciences, including drug discovery, biochemistry, applied microbiology and biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, animal science and zoology, and cellular and molecular neuroscience.

We invite you to discover more about Queensland’s strengths and investment opportunities in the Queensland life sciences brochure available from www.qld.gov.au/lifesciences


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