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Chinese eCommerce platform Alibaba to open office in Melbourne

eCommerce giant Alibaba will open an office in Melbourne by the end of 2016 in a move to expand its presence into Australia and New Zealand.

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Modern workers will need a diverse skill set: ACOLA report

A new report has found that Australia's top-flight innovators will draw on a mix of skills – creative, business and technical– to tap new sources of wealth in the future.

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Melbourne researchers help develop Alzheimer’s blood test for early detection

Melbourne researchers are on the brink of developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease potentially years before symptoms appear.

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Victorian Cancer Plan aims to save lives

Victoria has developed a coordinated plan designed to save 10,000 lives by 2025 from cancer in the next 10 years

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Co-working revolution has led to the rise of co-working hubs in Melbourne

Co-working hubs are growing rapidly in popularity across Melbourne indicating a shift in the way we are choosing to work.

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Melbourne-based Catapult Sports acquires Boston’s XOSDigital & Irish startup PlayerTek for over A$80m

Melbourne-based Catapult Sports is poised to become a key innovator in the rapidly growing sports technology industry. Building on their considerable success in Australia, they are now rapidly penetrating international markets with meticulously fine-tuned devices and software, engineered to monitor athletic performance.

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Victorian company Startpharma signs contract to supply condoms to China

Starpharma Holdings Ltd has signed an exclusive contract to supply condoms to the Chinese Government.

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Victoria’s biggest wind farm to provide power for 140,000 households

A wind farm generating enough power for 140,000 households will be Victoria's most productive and is to be established in Victoria's south west near Dundonnell, 200 kilometres from Melbourne.

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Victoria becomes first Australian state to issue Green Bonds

Victoria has become the first Government in Australia to issue Green Bonds, raising A$300 million to finance both new and existing projects delivering environmental benefits to the state.

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Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory construction to begin

Construction is set to begin on the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), which will establish the city as a regional centre for scientific excellence.

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Victoria’s Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016-2020 to create new vision for medical research

A new A$20 million plan by the State Government of Victoria will ensure the state continues to be a world leader in ground breaking health and medical research that is changing lives.

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US Vice President Joe Biden meets researchers at launch of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne

The Vice President of the United States of America, Joseph R Biden Jr, has celebrated Melbourne's landmark A$1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) coinciding with the launch of the new initiative.

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