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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19 September 2023
Exterior of new Moderna building under construction

New milestone for Moderna vaccine facility

Victorians are one step closer to locally manufactured mRNA vaccines and medicines, with construction of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility reaching the halfway mark.

05 September 2023
Plane flying through sky

LATAM returns to Melbourne

LATAM has restarted its direct flights between Santiago and Melbourne with 3 services per week, the first direct flights between Latin America and Victoria since the pandemic.

28 August 2023
Women in athletic clothing with hands on her hips smiles to camera with gym equipment behind her

More jobs added to the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee has significantly expanded with over 400 jobs added to the pilot program.

24 August 2023
Line of cans in a manufacturing machine

Global packaging company Orora expands in Victoria

A global packaging company has grown its operations in Victoria as part of a multi-million-dollar project.

18 August 2023

Moderna launches regional research centre and headquarters to advance mRNA research

Victoria’s position as a world leader in mRNA innovation has taken another big step forward, with global biotechnology leader Moderna opening its regional research centre and headquarters in Melbourne.

14 August 2023
A person in a white lab coat and blue gloves filling small tubes

Victoria leading on mRNA, the next frontier of medical research

Messenger RNA (or mRNA) is best known as the technology behind the successful vaccines for COVID-19 developed by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech.

14 August 2023
A group of people are gathering in a co-working space, participating in a networking event. There are television screens on the walls, as well as indoor plants in the room.

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
3 men using manufacturing products

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
Person in lab coat looking into microscope

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.

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