Topic: Technology and innovation

Mobile Coverage For Regional Train Passengers

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace. About a quarter of V/Line’s Vlocity trains are now fitted with mobile signal boosters, with more trains set to roll out each week until the […]

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

A Step Closer To Better Broadband For Morwell

Morwell is a step closer to getting better broadband, with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction and delivery of enhanced broadband services released to the market this week. Acting Minister for Regional Development Jacinta Allan said the RFP was a major step forward in the project, which will trial solutions to boost broadband […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Latrobe Valley Businesses Tap E-Commerce Markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley businesses affected by the closure of the Hazelwood power station and Carter Holt Harvey saw mill tap into the massive e-commerce market to find new customers. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today visited Morwell workwear business Ausworkwear & Safety – one of more than 50 local […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Multi-Million Dollar Boost To Startup Skills And Services

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.9 million in educating thousands of Victorian startups though the state’s startup agency, LaunchVic. Sixteen service providers have been selected to run the education programs, with up to 2,000 places available to Victorian startup founders and their staff. The programs will vary in length and format, and include short […]

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

Victoria Boosting Trade And Investment With South Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is attracting new investments from top technology players in India with major software group Ramco Systems today announcing it will set up a state-of the-art innovation centre in Melbourne. Ramco, which already has its Oceania headquarters in Melbourne, will set up a Workforce Innovation Centre developing new technologies in artificial intelligence, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Victoria, The Ag Tech Hub Of Australia

Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing $15 million to enhance agricultural technology on farm. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford made the announcement at the inaugural AgTech Summit in Melbourne, which will be a game-changer for Victoria’s $13 billion industry. The Labor Government is ensuring Victoria is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

New Victorian Hearing Aid Tech Is Music To All Ears

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local, world-first technology that will give Victorians – particularly those in regional areas – better access to more convenient, affordable hearing aids. The Facett hearing aid device allows users to test their hearing and manage their personalised settings in their own home via a computer or mobile device with […]

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

Mildura Sprouts Victoria’s First Agtech Hub

Australia’s leading national agtech innovation hub, SproutX today opened its doors in Mildura in a move that is set to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs across the Mallee region. SproutX is a Victorian-based AgTech business accelerator and national collaboration network. The organisation was established in 2016 to fast-track development of innovative ideas and technologies, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Premier Talks Economy And Defence Jobs With US Leaders

Economic partnerships with business and the defence industry will be the main topic of conversation this week as Premier Daniel Andrews meets with leaders in the United States of America. During the three-day visit to Washington DC and New York Mr Andrews will promote Victoria’s economic and innovation credentials and strengthen international ties between the […]

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Protecting Australia And Boosting Regional Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with BAE Systems in a bid to secure a multibillion-dollar land military vehicle project and create defence manufacturing and supply chain jobs in regional Victoria. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis today visited the Wodonga facility of Parker Hannifin Australia with Member for Indi Cathy McGowan. The company […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment