Health Innovation Advisory Committee

The Health Innovation Advisory Committee (HIAC) will advise the CEO and Council of NHMRC on current and emerging issues related to the development, commercialisation and uptake of innovative technologies and practices arising from health and medical research.

Functions

The functions of HIAC, as gazetted by the Minister on 29 June 2015, are to advise the CEO and Council of NHMRC on:

  • Strategies to foster the development and uptake of innovative technologies and practices to improve human health, including the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Strategies to promote collaboration between the health and medical research and commercial sectors;
  • Creating a culture of commercialisation for the translation of research into health outcomes; and
  • Any other matter referred by the CEO.

Membership

The composition of HIAC is not defined under the NHMRC Act. Members will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in areas such as emerging technologies, commercialisation and intellectual property development and protection. A member of AHEC also sits on HIAC - this is a requirement under the NHMRC Act.

Contact

Postal address Health Innovation Advisory Committee Secretariat

NHMRC

GPO Box 1421

Canberra ACT 2601
Email address hiac@nhmrc.gov.au
Telephone (02) 6217 9000