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Bio Innovation Week shines a spotlight on Gladstone’s bioscience potential

Key industry stakeholders from across the globe will tour Gladstone State Development Area, Northern Oil Refinery and Gladstone Port on Tuesday, 10 November with local Councillors to discuss key development and collaboration opportunities within the region.

The visit brings together the bio-science industry and local change-makers to discuss the use of bio-technology, particularly bioplastic and biocomposites, as a key component in local infrastructure development and energy production.

Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) CEO, Clare Blain, who is hosting the international visitors, said the visit is an opportunity for Council to build relationships with key international industry stakeholders.

“Our visit to Gladstone will provide a platform for change-makers from across the globe to share strategic advice, and rally for vital developments and innovation opportunities within the region,” she said.

“With many energy and export facilities helping to define Gladstone as Queensland’s engine room, the region is well positioned to become a world-class renewable energy hub for the future — and now is the time to explore how biotechnology can play a part in ensuring the sustainability of these facilities.”

The industry stakeholders are in town for Queensland’s Bio Innovation Week — a series of coordinated events held across the state, showcasing the role of innovation in life sciences and its contribution to the wellbeing of Queenslanders.

Bio Innovation Week is being delivered by LSQ in partnership with Bioenergy Australia, with events running from 10 to 15 November.

Ms Blain will attend the Bio Innovation Week Gladstone Regional Council site visit, alongside key international delegates.

For more information about Bio Innovation Week, visit

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