More Jobs and Investment with new Victoria and China Deal

Victorian businesses are one step closer to unlocking the trade and investment opportunities of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, with a historic agreement between Victoria and China signed today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye today finalised a Memorandum of …

New facility to boost Australian BioMed manufacturing

End-to-end Australian biopharmaceutical production for small to medium enterprises will soon be possible, with the Andrews Labor Government committing funding to a ground-breaking early-stage biologics manufacturing facility. “We’re proud to support the development of this new CSIRO facility which will help us …

Victoria, the home of Food and Fibre in Australia

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a major international trade event, in a coup that will boost investment, create jobs and cement Victoria’s place as the food and wine capital. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced last night that in September next year Melbourne will host Global …

Boosting innovative Tech jobs in Melbourne

Clusters of creative and technology jobs in Victorian areas such as inner Melbourne’s Cremorne will be strengthened by a new planning zone and policy to support Enterprise Precincts. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched Unlocking …

Leading #MedTech talent win Vic QuickFire Challenge 2018

Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC and the Victorian State Government today announced the winners of the Victorian QuickFire Challenge: Driving Device Innovation at the recently opened Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University (JJIPO@Monash) in Melbourne, Australia. “The Victorian …

Opening global markets to Victoria’s TAFEs

A new Andrews Labor Government-led trade mission is helping Victoria’s TAFEs break into the $10 billion off-shore vocational education market and create more jobs for the sector. Victoria is a premium education destination and TAFEs are well placed to provide high-quality vocational training in other …

Trade and Investment delivering Jobs for Victorians

Victoria’s open and globally connected economy is boosting local jobs, wages and the state’s economy, a new report released today by the Andrews Labor Government shows. The Australian Trade and Investment Liberalisation report finds trade and investment liberalisation has boosted Victoria’s gross …

National FinTech Conference secured for two more years

Victoria’s fast growing financial technology sector received a boost today with the announcement that Australia’s largest fintech festival, Intersekt, has been secured by Melbourne for a further two years. The Victorian Government will sponsor Intersekt in both 2018 and 2019, bringing together more than a …

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 …

Co-working capital to attract experts-in-residence

The Andrews Labor Government has announced more support for Victoria’s startup sector with a $500,000 boost for the state’s co-working spaces. LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, has unveiled a new program to encourage co-working spaces to appoint high-calibre, experienced startup …