Victoria’s Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016–2020 (the strategy) is designed to embed health and medical research into the Victorian health system and accelerate the translation of research into clinical practice. The vision of this strategy is to position Victoria as a global leader in health and medical research, improve the health outcomes of Victorians and strengthen the state economy.
Victoria has a world-class health system, excellence in health and medical research, education and training, and a vibrant biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals sector. These essential building blocks provide the foundation for one of Victoria’s critical competitive advantages. Nurturing our dynamic system will promote economic diversity, build scale, foster innovation and promote collaboration.
Strategic investment into health and medical research will lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms of disease; improved measures to prevent disease; and new discoveries, treatment options, diagnostic tools and applications that better predict disease progression.
The strategy will facilitate the delivery of improved health outcomes and economic benefits for Victoria and the nation by investing in areas of excellence and addressing areas in need of further development.