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Victorian Medtech Company Takes Home Top Export Award

In another win for Victoria’s booming medtech and pharma sector, a leading Melbourne-based cancer diagnostic company has been named Victorian Exporter of the Year at the 39th Governor of Victoria Export Awards. Leica Biosystems, which also won the GOVEA for Health and Biotechnology, designs and manufactures medical devices to simplify cancer diagnosis, cause less stress […]

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iSelect Expansion Creates 155 New Jobs In Victoria

Home-grown global tech leader iSelect will relocate its service centre operations from South Africa to Victoria and create a new Data Science Centre of Excellence, creating 155 new Victorian jobs. The Andrews Labor Government has worked with iSelect on the move, which will see 90 customer service roles return to Victoria, and 65 new high-skilled […]

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Victoria Sets Its Sights On Southeast Asia

The Andrews Labor Government has set out its plan to help local companies access the massive opportunities on offer in Southeast Asia, increase trade and investment, and create jobs with its new strategy for the region. Victoria’s Southeast Asia Trade and Investment Strategy, Globally Connected, aims to grow bilateral ties, promote Victoria and identify trade […]

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Serving Up Victoria’s Best Food And Fibre To The World

Victoria’s multi-billion-dollar food and fibre sector will be on show at this year’s Food and Beverage Trade Week, with local growers and producers set to connect with global buyers and key decision makers from today. Over three days, more than 150 incoming delegates will get a first-hand look at Victoria’s diverse and vibrant food and […]

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Tech And Tourism Connections With San Fran Take Off

Victoria is connecting with San Francisco like never before with our tech and tourism sectors set to benefit from direct flights and a new campaign to attract investment from Silicon Valley. The Andrews Labor Government has worked closely with Qantas on the launch of its first direct flights from Melbourne to San Francisco, with four […]

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Trade Mission To Help TAFES Access Global Market

A new Andrews Labor Government-led trade mission is helping Victoria’s TAFEs break into the $10 billion off-shore vocational education market and create more jobs for the sector. Victoria is a premium education destination and TAFEs are well placed to provide high-quality vocational training in other countries, but individual organisations face significant challenges competing in the […]

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Trade And Investment Delivering Jobs For Victorians

Victoria’s open and globally connected economy is boosting local jobs, wages and the state’s economy, a new report released today by the Andrews Labor Government shows. The Australian Trade and Investment Liberalisation report finds trade and investment liberalisation has boosted Victoria’s gross state product and wages by more than 9 per cent and created more […]

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Business Grants Open The Gateway To Asian Markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian businesses tap into the fast-growing markets of Asia with $1 million for a fresh round of vouchers to help companies boost exports and create local jobs. The second round of Boost Your Business Asia Gateway vouchers will help more than 30 local businesses from industries as varied as […]

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US E-Commerce Leader Selects Victoria For Asia Pacific HQ

Victoria’s reputation as a leader in e-commerce was boosted today with the announcement that US digital agency, Brand Value Accelerator (BVAccel), will establish its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne creating 50 new jobs. BVAccel delivers innovative e-commerce and digital marketing services to high-growth brands, including MVMT, Red Bull, Ivory Ella, Kopari Beauty and Cupshe. The […]

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Historic Goods Shed Transformed Into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian Innovation Hub at the historic 111-year-old building in the […]

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