Topic: Technology and innovation

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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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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National Artificial Intelligence Centre Set For Melbourne

Melbourne will be home to an international-standard artificial intelligence centre, pending a formal agreement with the next Federal Government. Melbourne is already attracting significant investment into cutting edge industries and the Andrews Labor Government wants to attract the best and brightest talent from around the country and the world, boosting employment opportunities in new and […]

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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 […]

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$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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