Topic: Technology and innovation

New 4D Scanners Give A Clearer Picture Of Lung Health

A world-first scanner – manufactured right here in Victoria – will provide four-dimensional respiratory analysis to better diagnose and treat lung conditions. Visiting Monash University in Clayton today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan was given a first look at the new technology which will soon be delivered to medical research hospitals around the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Fixing Mobile Blackspots On State’s Busiest V/Line Routes

The Andrews Labor Government will fix mobile blackspots along the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors by partnering with our largest mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – in an Australian first project. The $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project will significantly improve mobile coverage and connectivity for commuters along the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

More Local Jobs For Victoria’s Tech Sector

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed news that leading payments platform Assembly, formerly known as PromisePay, will bolster its global headquarters in Melbourne creating 60 new full-time jobs over the next three years. The Government helped support the company, which boasts the world’s most flexible payments platform, to grow their current Victorian workforce instead of […]

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

Israeli Cyber Security Leader Chooses Victoria For HQ

Victoria’s thriving cyber security sector has received another boost today with the announcement that Israeli cyber security leader, CyberGym, will relocate its global headquarters to Melbourne, generating 60 new full-time jobs over the next three years and serving to establish Melbourne as the first cyber-ready city in Australia. CyberGym, a cyber defence organisation half owned […]

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

Victoria’s Education Excellence Continues To Shine In Asia

Victoria’s expertise in education, innovation and food and fibre have been on show this week to some of Vietnam and Indonesia’s most influential business, government and industry leaders. Small Business, Innovation and Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis travelled across the two South East Asian countries over the past four days promoting Victoria’s strengths, overseeing new collaborations […]

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

World Leading Genomics Project To Fight Superbugs

Victorian researchers will pioneer a world leading study using genomic sequencing technology to improve the control of superbugs in hospitals and better protect patients from infections. Visiting Austin Health today, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the next five disease areas for Victoria’s ground-breaking genomic sequencing project led by the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Digital Roundtable To Focus On Accelerating New Tech

Harnessing the benefits of new on-farm technology and ensuring Victoria is at the centre of online and digital innovation will be the focus of the first Digital Roundtable today. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford will chair the roundtable discussion bringing together farmers, technology experts and industry leaders. In the agriculture sector, new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Pedestrian Safety No Laughing Matter

An Australian-first trial has lit up Melbourne footpaths this week ahead of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Transport Accident Commission CEO Joe Calafiore today announced a trial of new technology designed to keep pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD safe. Lights have been installed in footpaths along the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

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 […]

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

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 […]

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