Washington DC based International Economic Development Council has awarded mRNA Victoria the Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award for its work developing an mRNA ecosystem in Victoria.
As the largest organisation of its kind in the world, the IEDC recognises economic development by organisations that promote economic well-being by creating high-quality jobs, developing vibrant communities and improving the quality of life in their regions.
In awarding mRNA Victoria its Gold Award in the category of Resilience, Recovery and Mitigation, the IEDC has recognised the work of the Victorian Government through mRNA Victoria:
“mRNA Victoria is focused on developing the capability to research, translate and manufacture vaccines and therapeutics for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the government saw the long-term medical research potential of mRNA as a critical medical research platform for a broad range of therapeutic research in the future. These investments will form the foundation of Australia’s research and manufacturing mRNA hub, will drive new research and development opportunities, and are expected to create highly skilled direct and indirect jobs in the biotech sector in Victoria.”
The award was announced at a ceremony on 20 September 2022 as part of the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference.
Congratulations to mRNA Victoria on this recognition for its work building a local mRNA ecosystem in Victoria.