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Husic in US this week to promote biotech and batteries

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Industry minister Ed Husic is in the United States this week, including the Californian technology hubs of San Francisco and San Diego, “to showcase a Future Made in Australia”.

In a statement over the weekend, Husic said he will be in the US from June 1 to 6 and will lead the nation’s presence at biotechnology event BIO International Convention 2024 (BIO2024.)

The expo in San Diego presents “another opportunity for Australian industry to connect with the world, asserting our position as a global leader in medical, science, research and biotechnology” said Husic. 

BIO2024 runs June 3 – 6 (US time) and according to its organisers is expected to draw 20,000 biotech and pharma representatives from 7,000 companies and 84 countries.

Husic’s statement cites Australia’s health and medical research ranking of seventh in the world, and “potential as a global hub for advanced manufacturing and clinical trials, with increasing scope to continue building on proven success.”

The minister will also spruik the nation’s willingness to involve itself in “battery technology development and critical technology investment” during a visit to San Francisco.  

Last month’s federal budget included an announcement of $523.2 million for a Battery Breakthrough initiative to provide “production-linked incentives for high-value battery products”.

Picture: credit NSW Labor

Further reading

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Budget has $22.7 billion for a Future Made in Australia over 10 years

Towards 3% R&D – a Future Made in Australia needs innovation boost


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