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Major and emerging tech organisations are joining Victoria’s rapidly growing cyber security sector. Find out why, and explore the reasons you should join them.

Victoria is Australia’s leading cyber security hub, with a thriving tech base that is developing global security solutions. It is also opening major foreign investment opportunities to locally develop and deliver world-class security for Australian businesses and defence.

Home to over 150 national and multinational cyber security organisations, Victoria’s thriving technology sector has produced some of Australia’s most successful cyber providers with a skilled cyber security workforce of nearly 9,0001 providing a driving force in its ongoing success.

Join international tech leaders who have successfully based operations within Melbourne’s globally recognised tech sector to develop cyber security solutions, including Google, KnowB4, Leidos, Wipro and Darktrace.

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Opportunities for AI technology investment in Melbourne

Why develop your AI product in Melbourne?

Tap into leading capabilities and R&D infrastructure

Victoria’s universities and research hubs are making considerable investments in their AI capabilities and are seeking to partner with international firms. This world-leading AI research ecosystem includes:

Access a concentration of AI talent and skills

  • Victoria’s 10 universities are among the best in the world, and home to Australia’s only two globally top 50 universities – the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
  • Monash University delivers graduates from its Masters of Artificial Intelligence course, the University of Melbourne delivers graduates from it top ranked computer science related degrees, and the Monash Data Futures institute offers capability in AI and data science.
  • RMIT University delivers gradates from its Master of Artificial Intelligence course and has an AI Innovation Lab that focuses on bringing AI to the industries of transport, food and agriculture, and advanced manufacturing.
  • Victoria’s tech talent pool of skilled AI professionals with cloud computing and machine learning skills is growing faster than anywhere else in Australia in 20201.
  • Victoria has a large and fast growing number of professionals with business development skills in the Information Technology and Services industry, growing faster than NSW and QLD1.
  • Victoria has a large pool of talent in key tech occupations. The number of solutions architects in Victoria outstrips both Singapore and Hong Kong, and is increasing faster than elsewhere in Australia. There are more software engineers in Victoria (over 12,000) compared to NSW and Hong Kong1.
  • Melbourne is home to the annual Digital AI Summit, Australia’s premier artificial intelligence event, bringing together industry leaders to discuss the current state of AI and its potential business applications.
Source:

1.  Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Student Enrolments, 2022

Benefit from strong government commitment and support

The Victorian Government has:

  • partnered with Israeli tech firm Data Science Group (DSG) to establish a world-leading international Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence, which will support Australian businesses’ rapid development of advanced AI solutions and models.
  • committed A$1.5m alongside $8 million of private sector capital via Venture Capital manager Artesian, to establish the Boab AI’s Scaleup program, Australia’s first accelerator program to scale-up artificial intelligence companies.
  • funded the Innovation Hub in Melbourne’s Docklands CBD to bring together businesses, research organisations and industry associations.
  • established a new digital hub in Cremorne that will be a world class facility to upskill Victoria's tech workforce, foster entrepreneurial startups and drive partnerships.
  • developed a workforce plan to attract, develop and retain specialist skills and establish Melbourne as the leading development hub in the Asia-Pacific, a high potential region with substantial global share in advanced digital spending.
  • launched a matched grant applications for small and medium sized business to adopt or develop innovative tech.

We can help you with your next market entry project

If you are considering investing in Melbourne, we can help you scope the market opportunity in Melbourne/Australia and assist you with your business case development.

Working with us will allow you to be fully informed and limit the number of surprises associated with your new investment. Our staff are experienced and well connected  and can introduce you to potential partners to help make your investment a success.

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Commissioner,
Victoria to North Asia
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SE Asia enquires
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Commissioner,
South East Asia
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Executive Director,
Melbourne
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