Sydney Biomedical Accelerator

Revolutionising the science of healthcare

Researchers, clinicians and industry collaborators working together to fast track scientific discovery into health outcomes

Our vision

To create a first-in-Australia complex that genuinely integrates fundamental research at the molecular and cellular level with patient-centred research and health outcomes.

  • We will dramatically shorten the time between discovery in basic science to in-patient and in-community health outcomes – to accelerate the benefits that come from scientific progress
  • We will create a world-leading life sciences precinct at the heart of the Tech Central precinct 
  • We will harness fundamental science at the molecular and cellular levels to treat complex diseases in transformative ways
Architectural concept of the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator from St Andrew’s Oval : Image provided by Denton Corker Marshall
Architectural concept of the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator from St Andrew’s Oval : Image provided by Denton Corker Marshall

Our advantage

The Sydney Biomedical Accelerator (SBA) is a co-funded partnership project between NSW Health, Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney. It will be a state-of-the-art biomedical research complex spanning the University campus and the District’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campus and will offer a unique global concentration of biomedical research talent.

Located within the Tech Central precinct, the SBA will be positioned to dynamically collaborate with industry and start-ups as part of a world leading hospital, university and tech innovation eco-system. 

The SBA will be much more than just a physical space. It will foster a collaborative culture and enable new, differentiated partnerships that will continue to evolve and remain at the forefront of research infrastructure, services and talent.

In the news

Sydney Morning Herald

29 August 2022

The University of Sydney will pour half a billion dollars into a new medical precinct, a record capital investment bringing 1200 researchers and seven science schools together under one roof… Read more

More news


The Sydney Biomedical Accelerator’s researchers and industry collaborators will work together on solving critical health challenges, and providing options for patients who may have limited choices. Investing in the state-of-the-art facilities, so closely located between a leading hospital and university, will dramatically shorten the time between scientific discovery and health outcomes for patients and our community.

Dr Teresa Anderson AM, Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District

The University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District acknowledge that its campuses and facilities sit on the ancestral lands of Aboriginal people, who have for thousands of generations exchanged knowledge for the benefit of all.