The purchase of Melbourne Heart by Manchester City Football Club further underlines Victoria as a sporting centre of the world.
This week it was announced by the Australian Academy of Science that I was awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal.
A new US$60 million data centre to be established in Melbourne by Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company.
Sanofi Pasteur (SP), the vaccine division of French integrated healthcare leader Sanofi, has signed an agreement with the University of Melbourne (UoM) to co-fund proof-of-concept studies in relation to technologies developed by the University that can be used by the company to develop novel immune-boosting substances and vaccines against infectious diseases.
It has been announced that the opening match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2015, billed as the biggest single sports event in Asia, will kick off in Melbourne.
The Victorian Government has provided significant financial support to enable a big local food processor to replace foreign imports with Victorian produce.
Victorian researchers are developing light-bending technology, attracting the interest of the United States Air Force because of its potential for camouflaging military hardware.
New Victorian Government research that is helping to increase the nutritional value of food could boost the state's exports by capitalising on a growing international appetite for therapeutic foods.