Fostering creativity and innovation in the health system: the role of doctors-in-training in biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship

Harris A Eyre, Timothy Lindsay, James A Churchill, Oliver Cronin and Arlen Meyers
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01185
Published online: 20 July 2015

Doctors-in-training are well positioned to continue Australia's strong history of biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship

In Australia and overseas, there is growing interest in the development of biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship relating to improvement of diagnostics, treatments and health services.1,2 Innovation follows from the efforts of biotechnology and pharmaceutical organisations, academia and the health services sector. Entrepreneurship is then required to market innovations.

  • Harris A Eyre1,2
  • Timothy Lindsay3
  • James A Churchill4
  • Oliver Cronin2,5
  • Arlen Meyers6

  • 1 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.
  • 3 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 4 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 5 St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 6 University of Colorado, Aurora, Colo, USA.


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