Topic: Technology and innovation

Deal With Local Business Makes Tech Buying Easier

The Andrews Labor Government has signed an new agreement with a local company that will make accessing new technologies and eServices easier, more efficient and cheaper. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced today that all government departments and tech providers will now use the new VendorPanel system for ICT services procurement. The eServices platform […]

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A New Era For Carbon Fibre Manufacturing

Victoria has again cemented itself as the nation’s leader in advanced manufacturing with a new partnership between Deakin University and LeMond Composites to revolutionise carbon fibre production. The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the $US44 million ($AUD58 million) deal to license world-first technology developed by Deakin’s Carbon Nexus research centre. The technology will enable carbon […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Strengthening Victoria’s Booming Digital Games Industry

Victoria’s global reputation as a digital games leader has been boosted with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest investment in a suite of local projects. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $654,000 to support nine Victorian studios develop and release new digital games, ranging from an interactive virtual reality experience to a game to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Victoria’s Fintech Hub To Drive Innovation And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a financial technology hub in Docklands to boost local startups, attract investment and create new jobs in the fast growing industry that supports Victoria’s professional services sector. Fintech is growing in importance as new technologies change the face of the finance industry and Victoria’s reputation for digital innovation means […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

LaunchVic To Support Migrant And Refugee Startups

Projects that support Victorian migrants and refugees to develop startup businesses are being sought as part of LaunchVic’s third round of funding. The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup fund, LaunchVic, today unveiled its new forward plan and announced it will encourage more migrants and refugees to get involved in Victoria’s startup sector. Some of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Victorian Small Businesses To Get A Fairer Go

Small businesses across Victoria will be better off under the new Australian Supplier Payment Code launched by the Victorian Government and the Business Council of Australia (BCA). Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and BCA CEO Jennifer Westacott unveiled the new nation-wide voluntary code today. Under the code, businesses will commit […]

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Melbourne Well On Its Way To Being ‘Cyber Ready’

Victoria is continuing its push towards becoming the first truly cyber ready city in Australia with the launch of Cyber Victoria, a program that will strengthen Victoria’s position at the centre of Australia’s rapidly growing cyber security ecosystem. The Cyber Victoria Program will be delivered by LifeJourney, the company credited with driving the Cyber Maryland […]

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Victoria Strengthening R&D Ties With Jiangsu

The Andrews Labor Government is funding research and development partnerships between five Victorian research organisations and five innovative organisations from Jiangsu Province – Victoria’s sister state. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis met with the Jiangsu Department of Science and Technology to finalise round one winners of the Victoria-Jiangsu Program for Technology […]

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Victorian Companies Ready To Take On China

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing local businesses face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies, showcasing the state’s fintech expertise and promoting Victoria’s food and fibre, engineering and professional services sectors as part of a ministerial trade mission to China. Small Business Innovation and Trade Minister, Philip Dalidakis, together with 12 Victorian agribusinesses and 16 […]

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Global Cloud Company Joins Melbourne Tech Ecosystem

Victoria’s booming digital technology sector received a further boost today with the announcement that major European cloud infrastructure company OVH has established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne. OVH’s decision to set up in Melbourne is a huge vote of confidence in Victoria’s digital technology sector and its highly skilled and diverse workforce. The headquarters […]

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