Life. Health. Life Science. Biology. Biotechnology. These are words are now more important than ever before. Clare Blain (CEO of Life Sciences Queensland) and I dive into this timely topic, unpacking exactly the right details and discuss how this major health industry now falls within advanced manufacturing in the 21st century. Clare unravels detailed responses to important questions such as - What exactly is 'Life Science' and 'Biotech' and what do these look like in the 21st century? What factors qualify it as a part of advanced manufacturing? What are the key skills / attributes required - especially if someone is planning on entering the industry from school, tertiary? How does STEaM play a role? What technologies are now involved? VR? AR? AI? IoT? What does '21st education' need to do to align with the future life science / bio tech industry. What is the woman’s role in this industry? Tune into this video episode and learn all the details required to succeed within the future of Life Science and Biotechnologies in advanced manufacturing.
Clare Blain has worked with Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) since its inception in 2011 and now represents the organisation’s members in her role as Chief Executive Officer.
Previously Chief Operating Officer and Operations Manager at LSQ, Clare is passionate about highlighting the integral role life science innovation plays in Queensland’s diverse economy.
Prior to joining LSQ, Clare was Marketing Manager at Queensland Clinical Trials Network where she played a key role in positioning the organisation as the primary point of contact for preclinical and clinical research in Australia. As a result, she successfully identified and connected a range of sponsors with members, including research institutions, hospitals, clinical research organisations and other life science service providers.
Clare also spent three years working with Master Builders Queensland where she gained valuable insights into membership bodies and the construction industry.
Through her work at LSQ, Clare hopes to raise the profile of the life sciences sector on the world stage to help bring long-term economic, social and environmental benefits to Queenslanders.