Topic: Technology and innovation

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 […]

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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, 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 […]

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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 Jobs, Innovation and Trade, 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, Sport 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 […]

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Malcolm Turnbull Abandons Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will continue to support the eradication of mobile black spots in regional Victoria, despite the Turnbull Liberal Government abandoning its Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP). Despite an $80 billion tax cut for big business, the Federal Budget doesn’t deliver any extra funding for the MBSP, even though thousands of regional Victorians […]

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Spotlight On Victoria’s Growing Health Startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced new funding to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health startups and capitalise on one of Victoria’s leading industries. Delivered by Victoria’s startup development agency, LaunchVic, the funding will support accelerator and education programs focused on the health sector – including medtech, biotech, pharma, health and ageing services and disability […]

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C2 Headquarters Creates 100 Jobs In Melbourne

The creator of one of the world’s most innovative business conferences has established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne creating 100 jobs between now and 2020. Founded by Cirque Du Soleil and Sid Lee, the Montreal based company aims to encourage businesses to think differently about the way they operate no matter whether they are […]

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