Topic: Technology and innovation

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Funding Boost To Fuel Regional Startups

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to boost access and participation in the state’s booming startup sector, with a focus on regional Victorian communities. The funding will be invested through LaunchVic and will support 15 projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria – ranging from $50,000 to $400,000 to support startup and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Global Tech Firm Activates Australian HQ And R&D Hub

Global network analytics company, Niometrics, today announced Melbourne will host its new research and development (R&D) hub and Australia-New Zealand headquarters, creating at least 30 jobs. The move underpins Victoria’s growing status as Australia’s top innovation and tech state. Global tech leaders such as Alibaba, Dialog, Square, Slack, Live Tiles and CyberGym have all recently […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment, Ministers

$1.2 Million To Extend Shepparton WiFi

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.2 million to connect more residents, visitors and businesses in the Shepparton region by partnering with the City of Greater Shepparton to extend the free public Wi-Fi network beyond the central business district. The project will help boost the region’s visitor economy and enhance digital inclusion by connecting people […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Victoria Ideal Home For New Space Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to make Victoria the home of the new Australian Space Agency – to grow Victoria’s thriving space industry, create jobs and boost the state’s economy. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined Victorian Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples and Associate Professor Alan Duffy at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Ministers

New Programs For Schools To Build Digital Tech Skills

Every government school student will have access to Minecraft: Education Edition as part of a new partnership with the Andrews Labor Government to give students access to the very best digital and science technology. Under the new agreement between the Government and Microsoft, a broad range of software, including Minecraft: Education Edition is now available […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Melbourne To Be Australia’s Home Of Esport

Victoria will be home to the biggest esport event in the country when it hosts the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in September. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced the deal today, which will attract the world’s best gamers and thousands of visitors from interstate and overseas to our state. The Melbourne Esports […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Melbourne Lands Another Of The Nation’s Best Tech Events

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit and Digital Disruptors Awards, one of Australia’s premier tech events, will now call Melbourne home. The Labor Government has invested heavily in making Victoria the technology capital of Australia — on par with Singapore and Hong Kong as the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy