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COHORT announces their new Head of Innovation, Murray Galbraith.

 

After having worked in advertising and marketing in Melbourne, and with start-ups Australia wide for most of his career, Murray raised $2.1 million from the Queensland Government in 2016 to create Australia’s largest tech festival and has since made his move to the entrepreneurial city of the Gold Coast.

Murray’s passion for driving innovation and growth in the industry will see extraordinary developments on their way in the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. Surrounded by some of the largest and most influential organisations on the Gold Coast, Murray has been placed in the perfect position to bring all these organisations together to collaborate, grow and innovate.

Murray says he hopes to connect the precinct partners, including Griffith University, Southport Sharks, Smith Collective and the two major Gold Coast Hospitals to drive collaborations and new innovation projects.

At COHORT Murray’s key role is developing a range of CoHealth programs, ‘designed to activate the precinct and attract startups,’ he says. CoHealth offers programs and pathways to attract, develop and commercialise the next big innovations in the health industry.

Murray is currently working on connecting the surrounding organisations and established projects with a diverse range of programs to take to the market and make them accessible for Gold Coast startups, young entrepreneurs and students.

Murray is already very familiar with the technology industry, but he believes that the health industry presents many exciting new challenges to its projects and future developments, which is perfectly suited for COHORT and the surrounding precinct.

Healthcare spending is set to top 10 trillion per year and with ‘health taking up 10 per cent of global GDP, and growing faster than we can possibly imagine,’ Murray’s role is becoming vital to the growing health precinct on the Gold Coast.

Murray, who resides on the southern end of the Gold Coast, loves working at the Health & Knowledge Precinct and is passionate about the city achieving its very clear potential and becoming a leader in health and technology industries, not only in Australia, but worldwide.

‘If the delivery of these programs lets me leave the world in a slightly better place than when I came into it, that would make me a very happy man,’ he says.

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For more information, contact Murray by appointment.

P: +617 5610 1906

E: murray@cohortspace.com.au

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