Topic: Technology and innovation

Melbourne Strengthens Position As Tech Capital

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Melbourne will house the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector. The Labor Government also announced that it will host the AIIA National iAwards events as the major sponsor for the next four years, cementing Victoria’s position […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

$4.8 Million Funding Injection To Support Health Startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $4.8 million to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health and life sciences startups and bolster Melbourne’s reputation as a leading health tech hub in the Asia Pacific. The funding will be delivered through Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic and support seven successful recipients to deliver accelerator and education programs across […]

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Startups Connected To Government Procurement

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.5 million to run Australia’s first accelerator designed to help startups gain access to government procurement – CivVic Labs Accelerator. The program aims to increase the success rate of early-stage startups and help fuel their growth by providing the capital and in-kind resources required to work with government agencies. […]

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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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Aboriginal Entrepreneurship In Victoria On The Up

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the recipients of $1.37 million in funding to strengthen entrepreneurship and startup activity amongst Aboriginal Victorians. Supported by Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic, four organisations will deliver education, acceleration, incubation and mentoring programs that focus on startup thinking, global engagement and the use of disruptive technology for Aboriginal entrepreneurs. The […]

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Startup Investors Get A Multi-Million Dollar Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s startup sector with $2.35 million to improve local investor education and help create the next generation of startup angel and venture capital (VC) investors. As part of the new deal, Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic will fund the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship to deliver one of Australia’s first university-affiliated […]

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Co-Working Capital To Attract Experts-In-Residence

The Andrews Labor Government has announced more support for Victoria’s startup sector with a $500,000 boost for the state’s co-working spaces. LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, has unveiled a new program to encourage co-working spaces to appoint high-calibre, experienced startup professionals to support their residents. Through its ‘Expert-In-Residence’ (EIR) program LaunchVic will invest up to […]

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More Mobile Coverage For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the locations of its latest round of mobile phone towers as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project (VMBSP). The Labor Government is partnering with Optus and Telstra to build 28 new mobile towers across Victoria, with the towers set to cover around 2,000 square kilometres and connect […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

More Than $13 Million To Accelerate Victorian Startups

More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government to establish three world-class accelerators in Victoria. As part of the LaunchVic funding round, two Australian teams – SBE Australia and Skalata Ventures – will establish and operate accelerator programs exclusive to Victoria. Techstars, an international organisation, is […]

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Victoria Welcomes Google To Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria. The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for local tech workers, with more than 100 desks […]

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