News and articles

News of major activities and announcements from across the department, plus articles featuring the people, projects and programs driving economic growth and prosperity across Victoria.

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14 August 2023
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The Digital Innovation Futures Festival is back!

The Digital Innovation Futures (DIF) Festival is returning for its eighth year to celebrate Victoria’s vibrant digital innovation ecosystem.

11 August 2023
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Celebrating Victoria’s manufacturing success

Outstanding Victorian manufacturing companies and individuals were celebrated at the 21st Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards last night.

31 July 2023
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Innovation hub expands Geelong's manufacturing credentials

A nation leading innovation hub is growing its footprint in Geelong, strengthening the region’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and driving the creation of more jobs.

18 July 2023
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Investing in using mRNA technology to treat cancer

Victorian researchers are applying mRNA technology to unlock new cancer treatments.

18 July 2023
Victorian Training Awards 2023

Early bird tickets for the 2023 Victorian Training Awards gala are now available

The Victorian Training Awards represent and celebrate the pinnacle of excellence in Victoria's vocational education sector.

14 July 2023
Bigya Paudyal

Tech students get job-ready by boosting business's digital skills

Hundreds of technology students and recent graduates have gained valuable hands-on experience by helping businesses tackle real-life tech challenges.

10 July 2023
787 Boeing airplane from China Southern Airlines

More direct flights from China to boost tourism, trade and jobs

Increased flights to Melbourne from one of China’s largest airlines will bring more visitors, enable more exports and create more jobs.

10 July 2023
Man using a telescope

New grants available to boost innovation and productivity

Victoria’s capacity to produce leading technological advancements and product innovation across key industry sectors is set to expand, thanks to a new Victorian Government research and development (R&D) fund.

03 July 2023
People using a telescope

New funding to boost Victorian-Israeli research and development projects

Victorian tech companies and entrepreneurs looking to develop their products for a global market are set to benefit from a new round of funding under a partnership with Israel.

29 June 2023
Exterior of Flinders street station lit up with lights on a dark night

Tourism spending in Victoria reaches record high

Visitor spend in Victoria has hit a record high of $35 billion annually, reaching the 2024 tourism target outlined in the Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan more than a year ahead of schedule.

20 June 2023
A group of the postgraduate fellows posing for the camera arranged in three lines

Victoria hosts the inaugural Quad Fellowship Summit

From 6 to 11 June 2023, Victoria hosted a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians from Australia, India, Japan and the United States for the inaugural Quad Fellowship Summit.

20 June 2023
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More events to boost Melbourne’s economy and jobs

A bumper line-up of events across Greater Melbourne will attract more visitors, boost employment, and support local businesses.

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