Topic: Technology and innovation

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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Large Scale Energy Storage: An Investment In Jobs, Reliability And Affordability

The Andrews Labor Government will invest an additional $20 million to support large-scale energy storage initiatives across Victoria, creating jobs, protecting affordability and maintaining the reliability of our energy grid. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement, which takes the Government’s total investment in energy storage to $25 […]

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

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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Breaking Down Gender Barriers In The Tech Sector

Thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government, Victoria’s most talented women coders and designers will be applying their skills to tackle some of the public sector’s most pressing challenges. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced funding of $450,000 for Code for Australia to place teams of women from their Innovation Fellowship program […]

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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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New Hi-Tech Intelligence Helps Police Close In On Criminals

Police will have the information they need to catch criminals quicker thanks to a new intelligence system to be rolled out this year. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced leading data analytics company SAS Institute Australia will develop an overarching software system to connect current police databases such as LEAP and Interpose. The advanced […]

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New Funding For Pollen Monitoring And Thunderstorm Asthma Research

The Andrews Labor Government will fund new research to better understand and predict the phenomenon of thunderstorm asthma, as well as a new and expanded pollen monitoring network as part of a $1 million package. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today released the preliminary report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management into the unprecedented thunderstorm […]

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New Tech Contract Saves Victorian Taxpayers

In a move that will save the Victorian taxpayers $129 million, the Andrews Labor Government has refreshed its contracts with telecommunications providers. The contracts combine the expertise of the big players in Telstra and Optus with the more agile and competitive niche services offered by NEC, Vocus, MyNetFone, Mitel, and R-Group. The new Telecommunications Purchasing […]

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