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A Vibrant Innovation Culture
The Gold Coast has evolved through a history of progress and entrepreneurship as pioneering individuals created opportunities to grow and prosper in an idyllic lifestyle location.
With the rapid growth of the city’s three universities, the Gold Coast has built a reputation for cutting edge research and innovation from drug discovery tackling global health issues; and probing solutions for climate change adaptation; to leading an extensive program of research through Australia’s largest-ever sport science research grant.
The emerging Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct links the Gold Coast University Hospital with Griffith University and provides Australia’s newest and most comprehensive environment for clinical research innovation.
Head of School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University
Why people come to the Gold Coast and why they stay are two very different things. They come for the reputation the natural beauty, the safety and to raise a family. People stay because of the ability to explore and do exciting things because of the opportunities that are presented here
Gold Coast companies are winning national awards and global business in advanced manufacturing from the flourishing marine industry to food science and processing as well as in health technology, ICT and niche sectors such as motorsport.
The City of Gold Coast innovation ecosystem provides an environment where entrepreneurs, co-working spaces, tech start-ups, incubators and investors are emerging, establishing the Gold Coast as a hotspot for innovation and a successful start-up community.
reputation for cutting edge research & innovation
drug discovery to solutions for climate change