South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill opened the premises at Thebarton today, stating that it embodied almost every part of his recently revealed 10 point plan for shaping the state.
"It really gives life to every element of that plan. Tech Hub is the early evidence of the future we want to create for South Australia," he said in his opening speech.
“Tech Hub is the newest component of South Australia’s world-class biotechnology industry and the work here will complement the development of the largest biomedical precinct of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, located in Adelaide west end.
“BioSA has already helped numerous entrepreneurs and start-ups to establish companies and start developing research and products that have gained national and international attention."
Minister for Science Gail Gago said that Tech Hub demonstrates South Australia's future as an advanced manufacturing state.
"More than 1700 people now work in the bioscience sector in South Australia - more than double the number who did in 2001. Facilities such as these business incubators are an important key to our future," Minister Gago said.
Tech Hub is now home to CPR Pharma Services Pty Ltd, GeneWorks Pty Ltd and Austofix Pty Ltd.
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