Growth Opportunities


Based on our analysis of our priority sectors, we have identified a number of high-potential opportunities for our regional bioeconomy.

Advanced Biomaterials

The market pull from global industries seeking renewable raw materials, an existing composites business cluster and the suitability of our soilfor growing non-food crops together suggest our region could be an excellent home for future biomaterials industries.



Biosensors + Diagnostics

The increasing emphasis on personalised medicine as a solution to complex health conditions requires a step-change in the quantity and availability of biomedical diagnostic tests. Our region’s research and industrial strengths cut across both medical and agricultural applications.


Biomass Innovation

Leading the nation for crop productivity and a focus on general cropping suggest our region’s agricultural base could easily be incentivised to adopt innovative biomass production and downstream processing methods.