Mayor Tate chasing ‘smart jobs’ for health precinct in Taiwan

The Gold Coast’s Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) took centre stage in Taiwan today, with Mayor Tom Tate meeting with some of the Taiwan’s leading biomedical companies.

Mayor Tate said he used the opportunity to outline the value of the Coast’s health precinct and encourage investment.

“We are taking the precinct on a roadshow so the leading Taiwanese bio-medical and health companies know we exist, and what we have to offer,” he said.


“I was delighted to see the top 12 firms from Taiwan in the room, taking on board what we have to offer. If we manage to convert this presentation into future partnerships, it can mean hundreds of jobs for our city, and the financial flow-on effects of that investment.’’

GCHKP Project Director Di Dixon said the precinct has so much to offer international biomedical companies.

“GCHKP is a 200hectare emerging health and knowledge precinct already employing 10,000 people including 1000 researchers,” she said.

“There is a real base of expertise particularly in biomedical research, 3D design and prototyping and clinical trials.

“It’s important to build on our Sister Cities relationship and leverage potential opportunities for Taiwanese companies in areas such as advanced design for medical parts and implants.”

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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