Technology Park is one of Western Australia’s premier locations for tech driven, innovative organisations. Home to more than 100 companies, including technology-based industry, research and development, academia and support organisations, Technology Park is located within a hub of innovation and enterprise, adjacent to Curtin University and just 6 kilometres from Perth CBD.
Epichem is one of these innovative organisations. As Australia’s leading provider of synthetic and medicinal chemistry services, Epichem has been exporting and delivering products and services in synthetic and medicinal chemistry to the global drug discovery and pharmaceutical industries in over 40 countries worldwide for 18 years. Operating out of Technology Park, Epichem has two state-of-the-art, purpose-built laboratories containing world-class equipment and expertise.
When choosing a location for their laboratories, Epichem’s CEO Colin La Galia shared that the company looked for a site that had close links between industry, research, academia, and government, as well as great amenities. On choosing Technology Park, Colin La Galia said, ‘It’s where the Thinkers and Doers do their best work!’
One of Technology Park’s greatest strengths is its location to Curtin University. The 2013 Curtin Masterplan and 2018 Bentley-Curtin Specialised Activity Centre Structure Plan outline how Curtin University and Bentley Technology Park will develop into an “innovation city”, by co-locating residential development, student accommodation, research institutions and businesses. With access to a wealth of knowledge, academia and innovation, co-location makes the precinct a future powerhouse of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Of Technology Park’s potential, CEO Colin La Galia said, ‘Tech Park has huge potential. There is an opportunity to work with Government to incentivise organisations to establish themselves in a purpose-built precinct to boost the life science industry as WA’s next engine of economic growth.’