November 30, 2021
Victorian Government launches new Innovation Statement with Seer
The Victorian Government has officially launched its Innovation Statement, a bold new plan to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation, drive economic growth and create thousands of jobs.
The Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford launched the Innovation Statement detailing the plans and investments that will propel the state forward.
Seer co-founder and Chief Operations Officer, George Kenley joined Minister Pulford at the launch event, appearing on an innovation-focused panel alongside Kate Morris (Adore Beauty), Dr Kyle Turner (Pearlii), and John Chambers (AGL).
Health and medical research are one of the critical sectors for innovation and opportunity in Victoria, and Seer provides a clear example of successful research translation taking Victorian innovation to the world.
“Seer could not have happened anywhere else,” said George Kenley, COO of Seer. “It was founded on the deep scientific and neurological expertise that was the result of collaborations between the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital.”
“We’re so fortunate in Victoria to have world-class hospitals and universities that already have international standing, and we have been able to leverage these international networks to commercialise and fast track Seer’s scientific breakthroughs to market.”
“In terms of exporting to the world, Seer’s technology – developed and manufactured here in Victoria – is already on the radar, globally,” explains Ms Kenley. “We’ve had health services from the US, UK and Germany approach Seer about integrating our technology into their hospital systems, and we’re partnering with leading research institutes such as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and King’s College London to continue to develop our capabilities and scale our impact internationally.”
“Victoria is home to some of the world’s leading researchers and brightest minds, and Seer is a clear example of how translating cutting-edge research into commercial opportunities can help to grow key industries, create new jobs and have a life-changing impact on those we serve.”
The Innovation Statement outlines critical areas for investment, including boosting Victoria’s startup ecosystem, growing innovation precincts, developing homegrown talent, and commercialising world-leading research. Learn more about it at vic.gov.au/innovation