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National Broadband Network cyber security HQ in Melbourne creates 700 jobs

A new cyber security headquarters will be established in Melbourne for the National Broadband Network (NBN), with a hi-tech facility to house its security operations.

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LaunchVic, a $60m startup initiative for investment and jobs

LaunchVic, a new body that will accelerate startups, drive new ideas and create jobs in Victoria has been launched by the State Government of Victoria in conjunction with Victoria's startup community and the successful Melbourne-grown firm 99designs.

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Innovative Victorian research leads the way in saving babies

The Ritchie Centre at the Monash University in Melbourne is acknowledged as the leading perinatal research centre in Australia and is one of the country's leading women's health medicine research clusters.

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Victoria’s growing venture capital

Over A$40 million of venture capital was invested across 25 Victorian headquartered companies in 2014-15 according to the Australian Venture Capital Association (AVCAL). Combined private equity and venture capital investment into Victoria grew 64 percent over the previous year, cementing Victoria's reputation as the innovation capital.

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Lab 22, a $6m 3D printing innovation centre has opened in Melbourne

Melbourne is home to a new A$6 million innovation centre providing businesses with access to some of the most advanced 3D printing technology in the southern hemisphere.

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Victorian researchers top Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grants

Victoria has been awarded over 40 per cent of Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants, reaffirming it as a world class location for medical research.

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Melbourne’s York Butter Factory partners with Salesforce

Melbourne's startup co working space, York Butter Factory has signed a partnership agreement with cloud computing giant Salesforce.

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Melbourne startup CareMonkey wins world ‘s richest pitching contest for ‘Health Facebook’

Melbourne-based startup CareMonkey, which aims to become the Facebook for health and safety information, won the top award winning €650,000 (A$979,390) investment at the world's richest pitching competition, at Slush 2015 in Helsinki.

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Action camera powerhouse GoPro establishes new headquarters in Melbourne

Leading global manufacturer action cameras, GoPro, will establish its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne, creating up to 50 full time positions and further boosting the Victorian innovation economy.Video: New Melbourne HQ for tech giant GoPro

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Global IT powerhouse Zendesk establish headquarters in Melbourne

Zendesk, a leading provider of cloud-based customer service software, opened their Asia Pacific Software Engineering Centre in Melbourne, as part of a major collaborative partnership between the company and Victoria's leading universities including Monash, Melbourne University, LaTrobe and Swinburne University.

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Australia’s biggest ever food and beverage trade mission showcases Victorian produce to the world

More than 240 international delegates from key growth markets including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, the Middle East and the US, visited businesses in Victoria as part of the International Food and Beverage Trade Week.

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