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Strengthening Ties With Latin America Through São Paulo

Victoria’s relationship with Latin America is stronger than ever after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Victoria and Brazil’s largest state and economic powerhouse São Paulo. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced the MoU, the first between an Australian and a Latin American trade and investment agency. The […]

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Victorian Innovation Using Cell Therapy To Save Lives

A Melbourne-based medtech company has launched a new cell therapy manufacturing platform to help patients with previously untreatable, debilitating conditions including lung cancer and autoimmune diseases. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited leading cell therapy and diagnostics company Invetech with Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos to congratulate the company on delivering […]

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Pharmaceutical And Medtech Export Growth Soars

Victoria’s medtech and pharmaceutical sector is booming, with new data released today showing that support from the Andrews Labor Government has fuelled exceptional export growth. A report by ACIL Allen Consulting shows that over twenty years between 1999-2017, Government support for the sector has generated $39.6 billion in additional revenue and delivered more than a […]

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Powering Ahead With Jobs Growth Across Sunraysia

The Andrews Labor Government has supported dozens of long-term jobseekers into meaningful employment during the construction of a new solar farm in the state’s North West. The Beon Energy Solutions site at Yatpool, 25 kilometres south of Mildura, is nearing completion and incorporates 350,000 solar panels across 100 hectares, with the capacity to generate power […]

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Strengthening Diversity In Victoria’s Digital Tech Sector

Victoria’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups have been recognised for creating positive change for under-represented groups in the digital tech sector at this year’s TechDiversity Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula last night joined leaders from across the sector at a ceremony to present the awards, which have been backed by the […]

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More Jobs As Victorian Tech Giant Soars To Unicorn Status

From humble beginnings in a Melbourne co-working space 10 years ago to a $1 billion valuation, Culture Amp has become the state’s latest tech success story to attain coveted “unicorn” status. Culture Amp’s new market valuation is further validation of Victoria’s digital tech and ICT sector, paving the way for an even stronger economy, more […]

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Victorian Startup Takes Out Top Spot At National iAwards

A Victorian startup specialising in better cancer treatment has won the prestigious Victorian Government Inspiration of the Year Award at the 26th National iAwards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula opened the event, and presented Melbourne-based INWENTECH with the $10,000 Inspiration of the Year Award. INWENTECH won the award for its revolutionary medical […]

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New Jobs For Victoria As Global Tech Leader Expands

One of the world’s leading tech companies is set to reinvest in Victoria, creating more than 70 highly-skilled engineering jobs and making Melbourne home to its largest product innovation team in the Asia-Pacific. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced the expansion by global software giant Zendesk at an industry event to […]

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SportsTech Funding Gives Victoria The Winning Edge

Victoria is the nation’s dominant sporting state ­and the Andrews Labor Government is making sure that pre-eminence extends to the burgeoning SportsTech sector. The Labor Government today announced new support to give Victorian sports technology companies a leg up, to help innovators and developers reach their full potential. SportsTech has been identified as a key […]

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Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million State Netball and Hockey Centre (SNHC) redevelopment will provide the platform for a pilot program to increase the number of women working in construction. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula this week inspected progress at the SNHC site and saw first-hand advances being made in addressing the […]

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