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Victoria To Benefit From World Leading Startup Program

Silicon Valley’s globally renowned accelerator program 500 Startups will establish its Australian headquarters in Victoria after securing a funding grant from LaunchVic – the Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup fund. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis, 500 Startups Founder Dave McClure and LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick today announced the launch […]

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Victoria Home To Telstra’s 100th Mobile Blackspot Tower

Residents and visitors to Culla, in Victoria’s south west, will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today as the area  became the 100th nationally to receive a new mobile tower under Telstra’s rollout of the Commonwealth’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP). The site takes Victoria’s total to 37 of the 141 new […]

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Bringing Global Investors To Victoria’s Doorstep

The Andrews Labor Government is this week showcasing the best of Victoria to key buyers and investors from around the world, driving new trade and investment partnerships that will help boost exports and jobs across the state. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today welcomed more than 150 international delegates from 19 […]

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New Services Helping Our International Students

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new guidelines and initiatives to improve the safety and wellbeing of Victoria’s international student community, as our state’s education economy continues to boom. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today visited some of Victoria’s 175,000 international students at the Study Melbourne Student Centre to discuss the […]

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Fellowship Brings Leading Cancer Researcher To Victoria

One of the world’s best cancer researchers working to accelerate future treatments through DNA repair has received support from the Andrews Labor Government and veski to undertake research here in Victoria. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today announced Dr Vihandha Wickramasinghe as the 2016-17 veski Innovation Fellowship recipient. Dr Wickramasinghe recently […]

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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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