Category: Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

LaunchVic Chair Steps Down

The Chair of LaunchVic, Ahmed Fahour, has today stepped down from his official duties leading the board of the Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup initiative. I accepted Mr Fahour’s resignation when he notified me of his intention to leave the board in January, confident that LaunchVic had established a strong position to continue to […]

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Victoria Hosts Tech Leaders On Future Of Our Museums

Victoria will this week host more than 250 innovators from across the globe to discuss new ideas to engage future generations in the world’s museums at the global MuseumNext conference in Melbourne. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today welcomed the large international delegation, commending its organisers for driving tech advancements and […]

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Hamer Scholarships Opening The Door To Asia

Applications are now open for Victorians to undertake intensive language study and cultural immersion courses through the Hamer Scholarships Program. The scholarships involve intensive six-month language courses in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea and aim to provide a new generation of Victorians with an intimate understanding of our key trading partners across Asia. Hamer Scholars […]

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China’s E-Commerce Giant Opens Regional HQ In Victoria

Victorian businesses are set to have greater access to China’s multi-billion dollar e-commerce market after the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, Alibaba Group, today officially opened its new Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis joined Alibaba Group Executive Chairman […]

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LaunchVic Unveils $4.9m To Boost Victoria’s Startup Sector

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a $4.9 million boost for Victoria’s booming startup sector with Round 2 funding from LaunchVic – the state’s $60 million startup initiative. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis joined LaunchVic Chair Ahmed Fahour and CEO Dr Kate Cornick today to announce seven projects that will help […]

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New Mobile Services In Landsborough West

Residents and visitors in the Landsborough West area will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today after the launch of a new mobile base station to eliminate blackspots in the area. The service is one of 109 new mobile base stations that was selected as part of the Andrews Labor Government and […]

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Australia’s Brightest Medtech Minds Face Off

Some of Australia’s brightest entrepreneurial minds were on show in Melbourne last night as they faced off for the chance to win a $20,000 mentorship and a host of other prizes at the Medtech’s Got Talent competition. The 12 semi-finalists had three minutes each to pitch their business concept to the judging panel who then […]

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Turnbull Must Fund Job Boosting City Deal For The Valley

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today joined business and community groups in the Latrobe Valley to call for a City Deal to create new jobs and support businesses ahead of Hazelwood’s closure. Visiting businesses in Morwell with Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan and the Morwell Traders Group, Mr Dalidakis called for […]

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Victoria Welcomes Celebrations For Year Of The Rooster

The Andrews Labor Government and Study Melbourne will help fund an expanded program of Chinese New Year celebrations across Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat to welcome the Year of the Rooster in 2017. Lion dancing, light installations, a new year countdown, dragon boat demonstrations and a showcase at Queen Victoria Market will feature in the Chinese […]

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Another Jobs Boost To Victoria’s Tech Sector

Splunk Inc is the latest in a string of global tech companies to set up operations in Victoria, announcing today that Melbourne will be the home of its Australia and New Zealand headquarters, creating dozens of new high-skill jobs. The San Francisco based software company is the market leader in analysing machine data to deliver […]

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