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22 December 2022 – Celebrating our world-leading scientists and innovators

Winners were revealed at the 2022 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and Victoria Fellowships ceremony on 13 December 2022, which celebrated 25 years of outstanding scientific achievements.

17 August 2022 – Angel investment groups help Victorian startups grow

Three new angel investor networks backed by the Victorian Government through LaunchVic are set to unlock as much as $9 million in the early-stage capital market over the next two years.

02 August 2022 – Closing the Gender Investment Gap

A Victorian Government-backed investment fund for women-led startups is celebrating one-year helping local entrepreneurs unlock millions in capital.

20 June 2022 – Supporting Regional Startups To Succeed

The Victorian Government is delivering more support for regional startups with program funding now available through Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic.

14 June 2022 – Innovation Challenge To Drive Medtech Manufacturing

The Victorian Government is improving the lives of people with disabilities and health conditions by backing the state’s brightest minds to deliver new locally manufactured medtech.

4 April 2022 – Victorian Biobank Now Globally Recognised

Victoria is now home to a state-of-the art and globally accredited biobank featuring blood samples, plasma, saliva, tumour tissues, breast milk and mouth swabs.

24 February 2022 – Victorian Startup Sector Awarded For Innovation Success

Victoria’s brightest minds have been honoured at the inaugural 2021 Governor of Victoria Startup Awards.

23 February 2022 - Fund Manager Named To Back Victorian Startups

A new fund manager has been named to run the Victorian Startup Capital Fund (VSCF).

2 February 2022 - First RAT manufacturing facility set to open in Victoria

The Victorian Government is supporting local manufacturing of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) in Victoria, that will deliver millions of tests for Victorians.

1 February 2022 - World-leading centre of excellence for Victoria

The Victorian Government is partnering in the establishment of a world-leading international Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence, providing more job opportunities in Victoria’s thriving innovation sector.

23 December 2021 - Backing world-leading research into COVID-19 treatments

The Victorian Government is backing research into new coronavirus treatments, including a nasal spray medication that envelops the virus and reduces household transmission.

15 December 2021 - Victoria to become home of mRNA vaccine manufacturing

Victoria will become the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines, after the Victorian Government reached an in-principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government and Moderna.

14 December 2021 - Backing more of our MedTech innovators

New funding for Victoria’s MedTech entrepreneurs will cement Melbourne’s reputation as a leader in global healthcare innovation.

7 December 2021 - Manufacturing of world-first medical device bringing jobs and investment home to Victoria

Melbourne-based medical technology company Compumedics will locally manufacture its world-first Somfit medial grade wearable monitoring device in Abbotsford, after a decade of manufacturing offshore.

1 December 2021 - A bold new agenda to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation

The Victorian Government recently launched a bold new plan to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation, drive economic growth and create thousands of jobs for generations to come.

30 November 2021 - Victoria makes Australia’s first mRNA vaccine candidate

Victorian scientists and manufacturers have created Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate – Australia’s first ever mRNA drug product – in just five months, enabling clinical trials to begin in early 2022.

23 November 2021 - Breakthrough funding to boost biotech startups

Biotech startups in Melbourne are set to benefit from a new incubator in Parkville thanks to a substantial investment from the Victorian Government’s Breakthrough Victoria Fund.

12 November 2021 - Catalyst program helping Victorian startups take the next step

The Victorian Government is backing young high-growth companies by helping investors understand how to invest and support early-stage startups to scale.

10 November 2021 - Landmark program equipping mid-career workers with in-demand digital skills

The Victorian Government’s new Digital Jobs program is upskilling mid-career Victorians and providing businesses with much-needed digital workers.

10 November 2021 - Governor’s Awards recognise best in startup sector

Victorian startups will be recognised for their achievements in the inaugural Governor of Victoria Startup Awards.

6 November 2021 - Supercharging Victoria’s advanced medical manufacturing sector

A new investment from the Victorian Government will enable Melbourne-based 3DMEDiTech to expand its world-class 3D medical manufacturing facility.

8 September 2021 - New world-class sports tech hub to call Victoria home

Victoria’s growing sports technology sector is set to be boosted by a $4 million investment to establish the Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence in Cremorne.

5 September 2021 - Delivering cutting edge care to critically ill newborns

The Victorian Government is investing in a world-first medical device that will help more critically ill newborns get access to potentially lifesaving care.


Upcoming events

The Victorian Government proudly supports and promotes a range of innovation-related events.

Explore the Digital Innovation Futures (DIF) events calendar to find out what’s on.

Case studies


A Victorian tech startup is helping businesses achieve compliance, improve cybersecurity and reimagine risk.


A HealthTech startup is using artificial intelligence to detect oral diseases for free.

Page last updated: 22 December 2022