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4 August 2022 – Medtech Manufacturing Capability Program recipients announced

The Victorian Government has announced the 12 businesses that will share in $3.2 million of funding through the Medtech Manufacturing Capability Program.

28 July 2022 – More support for medtech manufacturers

Two local medtech manufacturers are investing and growing in Victoria, cementing the state’s reputation as a global leader in healthcare innovation while creating around 280 new high skilled jobs.

27 July 2022 – New wave of technology brings water to farms in India

Victorian manufacturer Rubicon Water is leading the way with modernising irrigation systems in the Murray Darling Basin and improving farm productivity and sustainability in India as it expands its presence across the world.

27 July 2022 – Congratulations to the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards winners

Fourteen of Victoria’s top manufacturers won accolades at the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, recognising outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry who are excelling in leadership and innovation.

26 July 2022 – Seaweed offers new sustainable building approach

A Melbourne start-up designing building materials using seaweed residue as a replacement for cement is in the early stages of testing and development.

7 July 2022 – Indo-Pacific conference showcases Victorian defence capabilities

Victorian defence companies were on show at Indo-Pacific 2022 in May, the largest defence industry event this year in Australia.

15 June 2022 – Accelerating our manufacturing of electric vehicle components

Victoria’s electric vehicle components manufacturing expertise is being supported by the Victorian Government, helping create dozens of new jobs in the industry.

14 June 2022 – Innovation challenge to drive medtech manufacturing

The Victorian Government is working to improve the lives of people with disabilities and health conditions by backing the state’s brightest minds to deliver new locally manufactured medtech.

1 April 2022 – AgriBio expansion boosts AgTech and innovation

A multi-million dollar expansion at AgriBio, Australia’s premier bioscience facility in Bundoora, has just been completed — boosting biosecurity research and offering a new innovation hub for AgTech startups.

You can read more about major activities and announcements on the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions newsroom.

Upcoming Events

20th September 2022 – Governor of Victoria Export Awards

The annual Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) recognise and celebrate excellence and success of Victoria’s best exporters. Open to all Victorian exporting businesses, GOVEA recognises and rewards leadership and innovation in international trade.

4th to 6th October 2022 - Land Forces International Land Defence Exposition 2022

The Victorian Government Pavilion will host up to 28 Victorian defence industry SMEs throughout the event to enable critical engagement with industry, delegations, and government.

28th February to 5th March 2023 – AVALON 2023

Showcasing the latest in aviation, aerospace, defence and space technologies, The AVALON Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is one of the Indo Pacific’s most prestigious events and the most comprehensive aviation, aerospace and defence exposition in the southern hemisphere.

9th to 13th May 2023 – Australian Manufacturing Week

AMW Melbourne is an industry exhibition encompassing all aspects of manufacturing in Australia. The event showcases the latest innovations, technologies and equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector.

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