Following the establishment of Health Industry SA, a government body, Australia is pressing ahead in its commitment to attract investments in the medical-health sector in its southern regions. Health Industry SA, which boasts modern facilities which are being expanded, is creating the largest medical-scientific district in the Southern hemisphere. It has five priority sectors: ICT-applied health care, pharmaceuticals and biotech, clinical research, biomedical devices and nutraceuticals. Companies interested in investing in the medical-health sector in Southern Australia are given major economic incentives by the local government. Companies with a turnover below 20 million Australian dollars a year are eligible for a 45% refund of the total cost of their R&D activities. Companies with higher turnovers have a 40% cut in taxes.
Switzerland: A day dedicated to explaining how to respond to calls for tender, Rome, June 28
Rome will host a meeting on 28 June dedicated to providing detailed information on how to take part in calls for tender that CERN and the United Nations (Palais des Nations, ITU, etc.) plan to issue in the civil construction industry in the near future. The meeting, promoted by the the Italian Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) at CERN, Confindustria – Italy’s Employers Association – and the Italian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland with the collaboration of the Italian Mission in Geneva, is designed to provide detailed information on key-aspects of tender procedures and the kinds of intervention planned. The overall budget for the tenders is estimated to top 1 billion Swiss francs ( approx. 900 million euros). For further information and to register, please refer to https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=11374