A community of ideas and innovation.
Based on 2010 statistics, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are at risk of developing cancer before the age of 85.* In 2012, more than 43,000 Australians died from cancer, with blood cancers accounting for 20% of these deaths. While there are many risk factors including gender, age, lifestyle, exercise and genetics, a collaborative and holistic approach to cancer and health research is the key to improving treatments and finding possible cures.
From mid-2015, UniSA will be building a new $247m health and research facility to support a collaborative and holistic approach to health research. The new Health Innovation Building, scheduled to open in 2018, will be an integral part of the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct on North Terrace, opening up a number of new health research, teaching and community engagement opportunities.
In 2013 UniSA launched its long-term strategic plan, Crossing the Horizon. This plan includes a commitment to deliver the Centre for Cancer Biology, the Museum of Discovery and the Innovation & Collaboration Centre. This Health Innovation Building will be home to all three – providing a space for collaboration, innovation and community engagement.
For more information on building design, view the Health Innovation Building Design Presentation.
For more information on UniSA's campus projects read the Enterprising Spaces: Campus Projects 2015 - 2018 brochure.
Have a sneak peek of the building's progress to date
Health Innovation Building construction - first quarter of 2017
Health Innovation Building construction - 2016 snapshot
1. Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB):
In 2013, the University of South Australia officially announced its new Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB), an alliance between UniSA and SA Pathology. This new research centre develops links between the UniSA community and up to 250 of Australia’s top researchers who are working hard on developing a more in-depth understanding of cancer and health issues.
The Centre has a specific focus on fundamental research that is relevant to many types of cancer, as well as the research of blood-related cancers, such as leukaemia and lymphoma.
The Federal Government contributed $40m toward forming this new Centre. Since then, the Centre continues to provide world class cancer research. If you are interested in donating to the Centre for Cancer Biology visit the Give to UniSA webpage.
For more information visit the CCB website.
2. MOD. - Museum Of Discovery
MOD. is a futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. By offering immersive experiences within dynamic, changing exhibition programs, MOD. will explore the inherent creativity in problem-solving, and consider how research shapes our understanding of the world to inform future possibilities.
The purpose of MOD. is to nurture observation, discovery and learning so that young people can find pathways to contribute to the creation of prosperous, equitable and sustainable futures.
MOD. will build a greater understanding of the role of science in our lives and inspire young people to continue to connect with science, technology, engineering, art/design and mathematics. It will be a window into the university and state’s research and innovation activities and a venue for a range of public, community or industry events around science, creativity and innovation.
3. Innovation & Collaboration Centre
The Innovation & Collaboration Centre is a strategic venture between UniSA, HP and the South Australian Government. This Centre will provide a unique environment where UniSA, South Australian businesses, industry organisations and HP will engage and collaborate to explore new ideas for ICT business and products.
For more information visit the Innovation and Collaboration Centre page.
Construction of the Health Innovation Building began in 2015. The building is scheduled to be completed early 2018. The building project team includes a diverse and high performing group of organisations. For a full list of organisations working on this project, visit the Building Partners page.