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