Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek, today launched Australia’s largest medical technology conference in Melbourne, reinforcing Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s medtech hub.
With around 400 delegates in attendance, the eighth annual Australian Medtech National Conference has been strongly supported by the Andrews Labor Government and organised by AusBiotech, Australia’s peak biotechnology industry organisation.
AusMedtech is Australia’s premier medical technology conference, attracting the best of the nation’s medical technology industry and this year putting Victoria’s expertise in biotechnology, small technologies, manufacturing and ICT on display.
Victoria is home to about a quarter of Australia’s medtech companies. With strong global growth predicted, medical technology has been identified as one of six key sectors to be targeted by the Labor Government’s Back to Work Plan, designed to drive economic growth and create 100,000 new jobs.
Companies and institutions operating within the sector are critical to building our skills base and developing new capabilities for Victoria, which will grow our economy into the future.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek
“The Andrews Labor Government supports the AusMedtech Conference, which attracts the best of the medical technology industry and promotes Victoria’s medtech sector.”
“Medical technology is one of six key growth sectors in our Back to Work Plan, and will be targeted to drive economic growth and create jobs.”
“We’re home to a quarter of Australia’s medtech companies. Through focused investment in the industry, we will make it a pillar to grow Victoria’s economy now and into the future.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020