In 2018 we published hundreds of feature articles, news stories and think-pieces about the people, programs and places which make Victoria tick.
Science and Technology
Leukaemia drug breakthrough wins Victoria Prize
Melbourne professors Andrew Roberts and John Seymour have won a Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation for their development of an anti-cancer drug.
Victoria advancing standards for global biobanking
Australia’s first industry standard biobanking facility will soon be up and running in Melbourne.
Meet Victoria’s Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Gillian Sparkes
Victoria’s prosperity and liveability are closely linked to our environment, says Dr Gillian Sparkes.
Grains Innovation Park – a world leader in science and innovation
Horsham Grains Innovation Park – The Wimmera’s best kept secret.
Astrophysicist Alan Duffy unravels the mysteries of science
Swinburne University’s Alan Duffy has taken out the Australian Museum’s 2018 Eureka Prize for science journalism.
Melbourne start-up Atmo Biosciences clinches international prize
A world-first patented electronic capsule developed in Melbourne to help identify gut disorders takes out top spot in an international competition.
Wearable patch to detect UV rays earns prize for RMIT
A team from Melbourne’s RMIT University has invented an award-winning product to help detect harmful levels of UV radiation that cause melanoma.
Battling the diversity problem in the tech sector
A Q & A with an industry insider: Deirdre Diamante talks barriers and diversity in the tech sector.
San Francisco calling: Victorian software giant sells for $US1.6 billion
Launched just a decade back, local software company Aconex sold recently for $US1.6 billion. We chart its rise.
AI thriving in Victoria
Victoria is a national leader in artificial intelligence and our economy is reaping the rewards.
Get your business moving with the Small Business Bus
Could your business do with some free one-on-one advice? Then jump aboard the Small Business Bus.
Victorian Gas Program helping break gender stereotypes
Life for a woman working in the geoscience sector 40 years ago was, quite literally, like entering a minefield. Today the industry is now different.
STEM spotlight: rural students win big at ‘Robotics Olympics’
Wangaratta secondary students have beaten 600 other teams to take out one of just six highly-coveted 2018 Service Awards at the ‘Robotics Olympics’.
Victoria set to become the nation’s medicinal cannabis hotspot
A $16 million investment is helping position Victoria as the country’s main hub for medicinal cannabis.
Job-ready for the 21st century: girledworld Summit
The girledworld World of Work Summit 2018 at RMIT University on 16 and 17 June puts female tech trailblazers in contact with teenage girls.
Melbourne’s fight against eye health crisis
Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor and his team are working on phasing out preventable blindness in Australia’s Indigenous communities by 2020.
Welcome news: world’s biggest pharma firm sets up Victorian partnering office
Johnson & Johnson Innovation is teaming up with one of Victoria’s top research institutions, Monash University. We find out why.