Consultation on the WA Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Growth Plan 2020-2025

Closes 10 Apr 2020

Opened 9 Mar 2020

Overview

Objective of the consultation

We are interested in hearing from the health and medical life science industry, health service delivery agencies, academic and research institutes, the Western Australian (WA) business community, including investors and entrepreneurs, and government organisations to inform the development of the WA Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Growth Plan 2020-2025 (Plan). 

Background

The State Government recognises that WA has a strong health and medical life sciences sector and this sector is growing rapidly. Each year WA’s industry is developing new, innovative and commercially viable technologies, pharmaceuticals, therapeutic products and services that provide implementable solutions to our health concerns and improve our wellbeing.

Under the leadership of the Minister for Health and the Chief Scientist of WA, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is partnering with the Department of Health to provide statewide direction to stimulate and strengthen the health and medical life sciences industry over the next five years.

To capitalise on the growing needs of the global health and medical life sciences market, support the creation of local jobs and facilitate and attract international trade and investment to WA, a Plan for the State is being developed.

The Plan will build upon WA’s competitive advantages to position the health and medical life sciences sector as a world-leading, sustainable, value-adding industry that diversifies the State’s economy and enables positive change across the WA health system through innovation.

Broad consultation with industry and the wider sector will assist in identifying barriers to industry growth, as well as provide perspectives on how WA can capitalise on its strengths and harness opportunities to build on the momentum that currently exists.

Scope of the Plan

The Plan will consider activities from ideas generation through to commercialisation. There will be an emphasis on identifying interventions to support product development and business expansion, reduce barriers to commercialisation and open up trade, investment and export opportunities in international markets.

Why We Are Consulting

The results from the survey will be collated to inform specific focus areas, actions and deliverables for the Plan.

To begin, please click on the Online Survey link in the box below.

Audiences

  • Policy

Interests

  • All interests