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Student Innovators Bring New Ideas To Small Businesses

Victoria’s best and brightest university student innovators have teamed with industry experts and small businesses to solve the next generation of business challenges. The small teams of students and businesses and industry leaders collaborated to find new ways to grow, attract talent and cut costs for the last of five Innovation Games days held by […]

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Manufacturers On Show At Hall Of Fame Awards

Victorian  innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial businesses and individuals driving the manufacturing industry now and into the future have won big at last night’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula congratulated the winners and finalists for their work in continuing to take Victorian businesses to the next level. […]

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The Search Is On For Victoria’s Best Exporters

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA), recognising Victoria’s most forward-thinking exporters. Now in their fortieth year, the GOVEAs are open to all Victorian exporting businesses regardless of size or location. Businesses will be judged on strategic export growth instead of purely on international sales value. In 2018, the […]

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Top Manufacturers To Be Recognised In Hall Of Fame

Innovative and visionary businesses working to keep Victoria’s manufacturing industry strong will be recognised at the Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. The theme for the 2019 Manufacturing Hall of Fame is Industrial Evolution – highlighting the resilience of Victorian manufacturing and the people who drive the industry, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs. Following a […]

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Victoria Helps Develop Vietnam’s Tech Workforce

Victoria’s expertise in technology and skills is helping foster a unique relationship in Vietnam, with Melbourne based Swinburne University partnering with FPT University, a leading private university in Vietnam. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula attended the launch in Hanoi and commended both institutions for their commitment in developing a highly skilled workforce […]

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Tasting Victoria’s Best In Vietnam

Vietnam’s tourism leaders will get a taste of Victoria’s best produce this week with 22 local companies participating in the Food and Hotel Vietnam trade show, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula is leading the first ever Victorian delegation to the trade show in Ho […]

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Serving Up Four’N Twenty Pies In Japan

Iconic Victorian Four’N Twenty meat pies will soon be on supermarket shelves in Japan thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Gippsland producer Patties Foods launched its iconic brand of meat pies in Japan today with a Four’N Twenty Day celebration at the World Beer Museum in Tokyo. The Labor Government has played an […]

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Global Medtech Manufacturer Expands In Melbourne

Victorians will soon have access to ground-breaking technology that will make blood tests less painful and more efficient thanks to a huge expansion of global medical technology company Trajan in Melbourne’s east. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Trajan Scientific and Medical in Ringwood to confirm the expansion of the facility, […]

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Boosting Victorian Businesses And Creating New Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting businesses across the state to create jobs and new opportunities, with applications for the third round of Boost Your Business vouchers now open. Vouchers of up to $50,000 are available to eligible businesses across categories including Food Innovation, Advanced Manufacturing, Defence, Aerospace and Security, Social Enterprise Capability, Asia Gateway […]

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New Hotel On The Yarra To Create More Than 500 Local Jobs

The Northern bank of the Yarra is set to become a hub of entertainment, hospitality and employment with a new hotel development to create more than 500 local jobs. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced that major American hotel group SH Hotels & Resorts will operate the new 280 room hotel, […]

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