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 …

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 …

World’s biggest sports retailer coming to Melbourne

The world’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. The company today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 …

Increasing trade with Latin America

The Andrews Labor Government is planning to double the value of Victoria’s goods exports to Latin America, double the number of Latin American students studying in Victoria and double the number of visitors to Victoria from the region. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will tonight launch …

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 …

Boosting Trade & 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 …

Fishermans Bend in Southern Metro set to transform home-grown engineering

Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal areas. Covering approximately 480 hectares, it is made up of five key precincts and is projected to support 80,000 residents and 80,000 jobs by 2050. To paraphrase former Labor prime minister Paul Keating, it’s a beautiful set of …

Connecting with the UK and France to drive innovation

Victoria’s capabilities in digital technology, cyber security and defence will be showcased in the UK and France this week as the Andrews Labor Government encourages more foreign companies to invest in Victoria. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from …

Manufacturing jobs: just what the doctor ordered.

Victoria’s manufacturing sector has received a healthy boost from a new state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South that will create 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years. Nutribiotech, a leading nutritional supplement producer with factories in China, Korea and the US, has chosen Victoria as the …