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A new COVID immunity test being developed in Victoria

Published: 20 September 2021

A new finger prick test that can quickly assess a person’s immunity to COVID-19 and whether they need a coronavirus booster shot is being developed with funding support from the Victorian Government.

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Victoria’s AgTech entrepreneurs program now open

Published: 10 September 2021

The Victorian Government is backing innovators across the state to support the development and adoption of new technology that can help improve farm productivity and grow our agriculture industries.

Boosting agricultural innovation with mobile coverage

Published: 31 August 2021

Farmers and residents in one of Victoria’s most productive horticultural regions will soon have better mobile coverage, allowing them to use new technology to improve their efficiency.

Mallacoota to get better mobile coverage

Published: 30 August 2021

Mallacoota residents and visitors will have better mobile and internet connections, with new mobile infrastructure to be built to help the region recover from the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.

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Connecting Victorian businesses with faster broadband

Published: 27 August 2021

Thousands of Victorian businesses can look forward to better internet connections, with the department and NBN Co striking a landmark deal to improve connections around the state.

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Science in Government podcast popular during National Science Week

Published: 25 August 2021

Last week wrapped up National Science Week – Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

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Driving innovation in Victoria’s automotive technology sector

Published: 24 August 2021

The Victorian Government has supported the automotive industry to adapt and grow into new markets during a challenging transition period after traditional car manufacturing came to an end in 2017.

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Melissa Little, a stem cell pioneer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Published: 19 August 2021

Meet Professor Melissa Little, a stem cell pioneer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (tag) (MCRI) in Melbourne and another fantastic researcher helping to increase our understanding of the effects of COVID-19 on the body.

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A new manufacturing alliance for Central Victoria

Published: 16 July 2021

The new Central Victorian Advanced Manufacturing alliance will boost investment and skills in central Victoria and connect local businesses to global markets, supported by a $1 million Victorian Government funding allocation.

Future proofing Victoria’s primary industries

Published: 15 July 2021

The Victorian Government is acting now to support primary industries to adapt to a changing climate, and is seeking public feedback on a draft plan that will reduce climate change risks, build resilience and harness opportunities.

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