Asia-Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct (GHHKP), incorporating Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus, is a unique global business location for high-tech industry development, research collaboration and jobs of the future.
The GCHKP integrates Griffith, the $1.76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, to be developed post-Games into a vibrant $550 mixed-use community to live, work and learn.
9.5 hectares of land surrounding the residential community are being developed to attract health and innovation commercial investment by leading national and global companies, with a quarter of available lots already earmarked for developments worth almost $200 million, post-Games.
Once completed, the GCHKP is st to create over 26,000 jobs – 11 per cent of current Gold Coast jobs, generating gross value of $2.9 billion for the city’s economy.
Niche areas of strength for the GCHKP will include:
- Advanced design manufacturing
- Personalised medicine
- Medical devices and implants
- Artificial Intelligence (big data, cyber security)
- Child health and development
Jobs in potential future demandwithin the GCHKP:
- Biomedical engineers
- Data scientists
- Digital designers
- Biomedical researchers
For Future Students the GCHKP will provide:
- Potential opportunities for work-integrated learning with Precinct companies
- Potential joint research opportunities with Precinct companies and through research partnerships with global companies
- Potential opportunities through clinical trials in the Precinct involving Griffith researchers, the Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast Private Hospital and/or private companies
- Potential opportunities through entrepreneur engagement and innovation support
- Potential employment