Topic: Technology and innovation

Geelong Schools First In Line For Digital Upgrades

Schools across Geelong, the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula will be first in Victoria to receive vital digital upgrades funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 included $67.9 million for better IT support for schools and students across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 63 government schools across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Cyber Skills For Every Victorian Classroom

The Andrews Labor Government is preparing students across Victoria to be cyber ready through the state’s Victorian Cyber Schools Skills Challenge, which kicked off this month. The challenge is the first of its kind in Australia and will connect students with some the country’s leading cyber professionals through an online platform where they will develop […]

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

First Ever Ministerial Trade Mission To Myanmar

Victoria’s skills and expertise in international education, digital innovation and food and fibre will be showcased in Myanmar this week through Victoria’s first ever trade mission to the country. During the visit, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from Myanmar’s government and major industries to explore trade and […]

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Bendigo Small Businesses Going For Gold

More than 30 events designed to help local small businesses grow and create more jobs will take place across Bendigo over the coming month. Winter Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila OAM, who used a sports injury as motivation to build a successful small business, is one of many inspirational speakers at this year’s Bendigo Small […]

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Victoria Celebrates Small Businesses

Australia’s biggest ever small business festival has kicked off with more than 500 events set to take place across the state to celebrate Victoria’s vibrant small businesses and help them grow. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today launched Victoria’s 12th annual Small Business Festival. The Festival will be bigger than ever […]

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International Education Awards Open To Applicants

Applications have opened for the annual Victorian International Education Awards that celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Victoria’s best and brightest international students. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today officially launched the awards and encouraged students to get involved by submitting an application to have their hard work recognised. Now in […]

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Innovation – The Key To Tackling Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $4.7 million for Climate Change Innovation Challenge grants and workshops across Victoria. The grants will support innovative projects and promote local action on climate change as we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s part of the Labor Government’s $5.6 million investment in the Virtual Centre for Climate Change […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Israeli Agtech Partnership A Boost For Vic Farmers

A new partnership forged between Agriculture Victoria and an Israeli agtech company AgriTask is set to boost Victoria’s technological capabilities and improve the state’s farming systems. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford met with AgriTask representatives in Tel Aviv today to announce the new Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) which will see the development of a new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Israeli Inspiration To Grow Our Agriculture Innovation

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is in Tel Aviv, Israel this week to assess what lessons Victoria can learn from the country’s world leading agricultural innovators. The trip provides an opportunity to meet with Israel’s top Agritech companies, learn from their experiences and see how their renowned technologies can be used to improve Victoria’s farming […]

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Exploring Hi-Tech Ag Innovation In Canada And Israel

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is gaining insight from world leaders in medicinal cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution to help ensure the success of this new and emerging industry in Victoria. Ms Pulford was in Canada to meet with a number of medicinal cannabis companies including some of Canada’s largest producers of medicinal cannabis, Aurora Enterprises, ABcannMedicinals and Canopy Growth Corporation. Highlights […]

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