Health and Knowledge Precinct
Drawing on the combined resources of our largest university and two major hospitals, the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is home to globally recognised cutting-edge research and training facilities in the fields of health, education and technology.
Supported by $5 billion of infrastructure, the 200 hectare precinct includes Griffith University, its Institute for Glycomics and Menzies Health Institute, as well as the $1.2 billion Gold Coast University Hospital and Gold Coast Private Hospital.
An emerging facility, the 9.5 hectare Lumina commercial cluster, is dedicated to life sciences, and health and technology related businesses providing a dynamic location for business to invest, develop and grow.
The Health and Knowledge Precinct injects around $3 billion into the local economy, supporting jobs for up to 26,000 people as it continues to evolve.
An estimated 300 projects and partnerships are currently underway within the precinct, exploring game-changing ideas and innovations such as:
- Implantable electronics for use in brain stimulation and cardiac pacemakers.
- Improvements in identifying and treating pain a world-first artificial wrist ligament.
- Aerospace technology is at the fore as Griffith University collaborates with Gilmour Space to launch locally made low-earth-orbit satellites to service a global market.
- World-leading research is exploring spinal injury rehabilitation using thought control, electrical simulation, and drug therapy.
- The Institute for Glycomics is recognised for its research that led to the discovery of the world’s first ‘designer’ anti-influenza drug, Relenza.
The Health and Knowledge Precinct is well-positioned to play its role in industry transformation through the Australian Government’s $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative which supports projects in resources technology and critical minerals processing, food and beverage, medical products, defence, space, recycling, and clean energy.