Posted: 20 November 2023
Heathtech Industry Development: Deliver fee paying and sponsored initiatives that improve, strengthen and enhance the healthtech industry aligned with our data, and industry engagement
In 2022-2023, we held 29 events which were attended by 3,132 people.
We covered a diverse range of themes, from CEO/CFO/NED roundtables to medtech and health IT.
Please note that we often discuss more than one theme at a BioMelbourne Network event.
For a full overview of our event program, read pages 25-27 of our 2022-2023 Annual Report.
Going forward, we will continue to offer both in-person and hybrid events. In-person events will be available to online participants to ensure broad access and inclusion to these valuable assets. We will also record most events and plan to provide our events program on demand. For more information, refer to BioResource Hub, below.
If you have an idea for an event, want to get involved or provide sponsorship, visit About us. You will find out how your organisation can engage with us and play a pivotal role in event planning and connecting with our ecosystem.
As a key part of our digital transformation, BioMelbourne Network launched the Wilam Life Sciences Industry Community in November 2022. Wilam means “home” in Woi-wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the lands on which we are based.
Wilam is a dedicated online community platform that leverages new technology to build community and increase connectivity across the sector in Australia.
It includes specialised forums, a fully searchable directory, consolidated events calendar, and a comprehensive search function to find current and historical content.
BioMelbourne Network received seed funding from the Victorian Government, through the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC), to build Wilam.
Going forward, BioMelbourne Network is working with supporting partner organisations to ensure sustainability of the platform as a free-access resource for the life sciences ecosystem. Foundation Partners supporting Wilam are CAI, CSIRO, IQVIA and Moderna.
From March 2020 onwards, BioMelbourne Network has recorded most of our events.
To allow members of the Australian and international ecosystems to benefit from these events and learn about our industry, BioMelbourne Network has launched BioResource Hub, an online collection of our events and a living history of the life sciences sector in Victoria.
On BioResource Hub, you can watch free events and purchase paid content. Organisations can also purchase subscription packages to provide access for students, staff or clients. BioResource Hub is a great way to help you promote your organisation and the Victorian industry to overseas ecosystems.
As at August 2023, we have a library of 75 recordings. This number will continue to grow as we run 25-35 events each year.
The Victorian Government provided support to build BioResource Hub, and our Foundation Partners, Avatar and CSIRO ensure continued access to this online resource.
To register, view the catalogue and watch our videos visit BioResource Hub.