Government support for ICT
- Victorian Technology Plan for the Future is an A$85 million plan to support growth, development, global competitiveness and innovation
- Technology trade and international partnering (state government)
- Technology development voucher (state government)
- R&D tax incentive (federal government)
- Business R&D vouchers (state government)
- Grants for games marketing (state government)
- Export market development grants (federal government)
- LaunchVic (state government), a A$60 million startup fund, will provide the right environment for entrepreneurs to develop, incubate and grow early-stage innovative businesses.
Melbourne also offers these advantages for games development
Melbourne's software industry is a part of a well-connected technology ecosystem; and successfully fosters collaboration to achieve innovation excellence.
- Melbourne is home to Deakin University's Motion Lab, one of the largest motion capture facilities in the southern hemisphere.
- Melbourne is home to a number of educational institutions that computer games courses with a reputation as Australia's leading games educators for games development and animation.
- Victoria has a range of technology clusters including:
- ICT Geelong
- Ballarat ICT Limited
- Victorian eHealth Network
- Victorian eLearning Network
- Spatial Information Business Association
- Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
- Australian Interactive Media Association (AIMIA)
- Australian Computer Society
- Mobile Monday Victoria
- Intelligent Transport Systems Australia
- Game Developers' Association of Australia (GDAA)
- Australian Sports Technology Network
- To encourage greater collaboration and innovation, the Victoria government fosters the development of networks and clusters working on next generation technologies. As a result Melbourne is a premier location for high-level technology related R&D spend, and this spend is still growing.
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