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 …

Melbourne secures five premier Life Science Conferences

Melbourne has secured five premier international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020 – boosting Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s leading medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, …

Tech investment booms as Square sets up engineering hub

Global financial technology leader Square will establish its first engineering hub outside North America in Melbourne and expand its Australian headquarters, creating more than 60 new jobs and taking its local head-count beyond 100 employees. The Andrews Labor Government attracted Square’s Australian …

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 …

Genome Report: tech startups key to $billions for Victorian economy

A new in-depth report on Melbourne’s startup ecosystem has found that tech startups–off the back of a rapid growth period–have the potential to generate up to $4 billion to the Victorian economy if there  is continued investment in the local ecosystem. Startup Genome’s ‘Melbourne Startup Ecosystem …

Victoria growing as a Pharmaceuticals Hub

Victoria’s reputation as a global centre for pharmaceutical manufacturing is growing, with Australia’s only locally owned medicinal poppy processing company expanding to around the clock operations and creating 20 new jobs. TPI Enterprises (ASX:TPE) moved its global HQ and factory from Tasmania to …

Design school creates a new future in Melbourne

Future creative professionals can flex their artistic muscles at LCI Melbourne, the latest addition to the global LCI Education network. The newly opened Collingwood institution offers a unique degree, the Bachelor of Design Arts, which is the first of its kind in Victoria and one of only two such specialist …

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 …

Protecting Victorians’ privacy

A new cyber security strategy will help protect the privacy of Victorians, while safeguarding government networks and agencies from hacking threats. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $17.6 million to deliver our state’s first ever Cyber Security Strategy to help ensure the personal information of …

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 …