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Clear View To Bright Tech Future With Sister State Jiangsu

Smog-busting technology is being developed in a collaboration between Victorian and Chinese researchers – ­and more innovation grants today become available for local organisations looking to break new ground in China. Up to $200,000 is available to companies keen to work with counterparts in Jiangsu Province, Victoria’s sister state for the past 40 years. Two […]

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Victorian Exports Soar As Exporters Take National Prizes

Booming med-tech and pharmaceutical sales have helped propel the value of Victoria’s exports to an all-time high of $57.7 billion, up 10 per cent in a year, as local companies last night won big at the Australian Export Awards. Victorian companies took top honours in four of the 13 Australian Export Award categories: Swisse Wellness […]

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World Class: Victoria Honours Top International Students

Victoria’s international students have been celebrated at the 2019 Victorian International Education Awards. Now in their seventh year, the awards acknowledge students who have excelled in their studies and their contributions to the broader community. The awards, including the Premier’s Award for International Student of the Year, highlight the diversity of the sector with categories […]

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Top Scientists Celebrated With Prestigious Awards

Victoria’s world-leading scientists have been recognised at the 2019 Victoria Prize and Fellowship Awards. The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation is the state’s most prestigious award for life sciences and physical sciences, acknowledging individuals who are leaders in their field. Associate Professor Timothy Scott was awarded a $150,000 veski innovation fellowship to undertake key […]

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Victoria Pavilion Leads Showgrounds Into The Future

Melbourne Showgrounds’ landmark new event and exhibition space Victoria Pavilion has been officially launched as the rejuvenation of the much-loved precinct continues. The Andrews Labor Government has committed $1.5 million to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to develop a masterplan to maximise the potential of the precinct. The showgrounds is the state’s largest […]

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New Jobs Boost Just The Ticket For Melbourne’s West

Andrews Labor Government support has secured another jobs win for Victoria with ticket, tag and label manufacturer TMA Group launching a major new facility in Truganina today. TMA has relocated its main ticket operations from New South Wales to Melbourne’s west, reinforcing Victoria’s standing as the country’s premier manufacturing and innovation state. The new production, […]

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It’s Official – Melbourne Is Australia’s Most Innovative City

Melbourne was today named as Australia’s most innovative city, leapfrogging Sydney to claim 11th place overall in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula welcomed the release of the index, now in its 12th year, which ranked 500 cities across the world. Melbourne jumped from 16th place […]

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New Round Of Voucher Program Open For Business

Victorian businesses will have access to new opportunities to develop and grow with the opening of applications for the fourth round of the popular Boost Your Business Voucher Program. The Andrews Labor Government is calling on eligible small and medium enterprises to apply for up to $50,000 through the voucher program. Eligible streams include Advanced […]

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JobsBank – Breaking Down The Barriers To Work

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new entity – JobsBank – to help long-term and priority jobseekers secure stable employment. JobsBank, with the support of $2.2 million start-up funding from the Labor Government, was launched today with a call to employers to open their thinking to the benefits of a diverse workforce. The result […]

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Victorian Social Enterprises Making Global Connections

The Andrews Labor Government is providing the opportunity for four local social enterprises to link up with organisations from across the globe at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Ethiopia this week. Moral Fairground, YLab Global, Justice Connect and Green Collect shared $20,000 support to travel to Africa through the Victorian Social Enterprise Strategy. Representatives […]

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