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A major win for Victoria’s defence industry
Australian military vehicles will be built in the Geelong region by Hanwha Defense Australia under a $1 billion defence contract announced this week – strengthening Victoria’s defence industry capabilities and creating an influx of highly skilled local jobs.
Backing more of our medtech innovators
New funding for Victoria’s MedTech entrepreneurs will cement Melbourne’s reputation as a leader in global healthcare innovation.
Manufacturing of world-first medical device bringing jobs and investment home to Victoria
Melbourne-based medical technology company Compumedics will locally manufacture its world-first Somfit medial grade wearable monitoring device in Abbotsford, after a decade of manufacturing offshore.
A bold new agenda to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation
The Victorian Government recently launched a bold new plan to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation, drive economic growth and create thousands of jobs for generations to come.
Victoria makes Australia’s first mRNA vaccine candidate
Victorian scientists and manufacturers have created Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate – Australia’s first ever mRNA drug product – in just five months, enabling clinical trials to begin in early 2022.
Breakthrough funding to boost biotech startups
Biotech startups in Melbourne are set to benefit from a new incubator in Parkville thanks to a substantial investment from the Victorian Government’s Breakthrough Victoria Fund.
International flights take off as Victoria’s visitor economy soars back to life
National airline carrier Qantas is resuming international flights from Melbourne Airport this week, an exciting step as Victoria safely re-opens to the world.
Support for women in mRNA and medical research
Women-led medical research will be prioritised in the Victorian Government’s new RNA research acceleration fund and the next phase of the successful Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund.
New world-class clinical trial facility for regional Victoria
Geelong will host human clinical trials for groundbreaking medical research and speed up the development of new treatments with Australia’s largest clinical trials provider, Nucleus Network, opening its first satellite clinic in the region.
Growing Victoria’s mRNA vaccine capabilities
World-leading synthetic biology company Ginkgo Bioworks will establish an office in Melbourne, bolstering Victoria’s position as the national leader in mRNA research and manufacturing.