Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) is a collaborative research centre based at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. While the bulk of the institute is located at a purpose built facility on the Kelvin Grove campus of QUT, a number of projects are conducted at sites across the three main QUT campuses (Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove).
The main facility was completed in June 2006 and forms part of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village. Initial funding for capital works and equipment procurement was received from the Queensland Government, QUT and the private charitable organisation 'Atlantic Philanthropies'.
IHBI's research is divided into six major areas - known as 'domains':
- Cells and Tissue
- Human Health and Wellbeing
- Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
- Medical Device
- Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
- Vision Improvement
These domains incorporate a number of research projects: from basic science through to clinical and commercial applications of technology. The bulk of these projects are funded not by IHBI itself, but by a range of federal, state and private philanthropic grants awarded to individual teams of researchers. The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) is part of the Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation domain.