Business and investment opportunities

The Victorian Government is making unprecedented investments in innovation, demonstrating a confidence in Victoria’s innovation capabilities and potential. Learn more about our innovation agenda.

Our growing economy and strong connections between government, industry and academia offers many opportunities for local and international investors.

Find out more about how the Victorian Government is harnessing Victoria’s innovation potential through strategic investments and initiatives, and boosting our world-class research and commercialisation capabilities.

Opportunities for businesses and investors

We encourage potential investors looking for opportunities to connect with our leading agencies.

Invest Victoria

Invest Victoria is the Victorian Government's investment attraction agency, fostering long-term economic prosperity by enabling business opportunities and job creation for Victoria. Invest Victoria offers investors a range of free professional services and support. Learn more

Global Victoria

Global Victoria is the Victorian Government’s trade agency and gateway to global economies and communities. It builds the skills and knowledge of Victorian businesses to help them grow on the international stage, promotes the state’s world-class industry capabilities, and promotes Victoria as the best place to live, work and invest.

Its international network of trade and investment offices is the largest of any state or territory in Australia. Global Victoria’s team are in-market, connected and ready to open doors around the world, making global possibilities a reality for Victorian businesses. Learn more

Breakthrough Victoria Fund

The landmark Breakthrough Victoria Fund will fuel Victoria’s ability to translate and commercialise Victorian research and innovation and cement our international reputation as a destination for investment, global talent, and transformative industries.

A newly established state-owned company, Breakthrough Victoria, will invest the $2 billion fund over the next decade to drive innovation, jobs and long-term growth in priority sectors such as health and life sciences, agri-food, advanced manufacturing, the clean economy and digital technologies. Learn more

LaunchVic

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup agency. Its role is to drive the long-term success of Victoria’s startup ecosystem, recognising the valuable contribution startups have on the economy through the creation of high-value jobs and gross revenue for the State.

Through LaunchVic, the Victorian Government is delivering a number of initiatives and programs including:

  • The Alice Anderson Fund – a $10 million fund that co-invests in women-led startups with private sector investors.
  • LaunchVic Accelerate – $40 million to support high potential startups to survive and grow.
  • Victorian Startup Capital Fund – A $60 million fund that leverages existing private-sector venture capital funds.

If you’re looking to invest in Victorian startups or interested in building your investment skills and connections, LaunchVic offers a range of research, resources and education programs to help. Learn more

Updates and announcements

Visit the Innovation newsroom for the latest announcements, news and opportunities.

Page last updated: 1 March 2022