The health industry is the industrial sector that encompasses biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and digital healthcare that enables research and development as well as the design, manufacture, production and delivery of healthcare products, technology and innovation into the healthcare system.
A strong health industry provides the foundation to develop deeper strategic partnerships between health, research, business and government, creating closer alignment between industry development and future healthcare needs.
A whole of government economic development strategy for the health industry is needed, which aligns policy areas across health, innovation, start-ups, STEM education and training, health and medical research, clinical trials, industry, advanced manufacturing and health services.
The outcome for Victoria is a health industry that can drive economic growth and bring healthcare solutions to patients faster, creating a state of health and prosperity for Victorians.
A joint statement from 11 health industry peak bodies calls on all parties contesting the 2018 state election to adopt positions that recognise and develop the health industry as an economic priority for Victoria.
BioMelbourne Network challenges candidates to adopt the following initiatives to make the health industry a top economic priority for Victoria:
For more information, please refer to the following documents:
BioMelbourne Network is hosting two important pre-election events in October.
These town-hall style events will discuss the ways in which Victoria can realise the value and opportunity of the state’s health industry and hear from the Minister and the Shadow Minister on their vision for the sector and strategy for the future. For more information and to book, follow the links:
26 September 2018 | BioMelbourne Network has called on all parties to commit to making the health industry a top economic priority for Victoria and developing a whole of government economic development strategy for the sector.