Learning to drive goes digital with new app

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to help their kids become safer drivers, launching a brand-new app that allows learner drivers to digitally log their driving hours. The new app and accompanying website will mean families can throw away inconvenient old paper log books, giving them a …

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 …

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 …

More mobile coverage for Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the locations of its latest round of mobile phone towers as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project (VMBSP). The Labor Government is partnering with Optus and Telstra to build 28 new mobile towers across Victoria, with the towers set to cover around 2,000 square …

Historic Goods Shed transformed into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian …