Upskilling our digital entrepreneurs of tomorrow

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SummerTech LIVE gives Victoria’s next generation of digital innovators the ‘hands on’ experience they need.

Savills Research recently ranked Melbourne as Australia’s top technology city and 14th globally. Yet to retain our digital leader credibility, there’s a pressing need for our tertiary students to move beyond the theoretical and acquire real-world skills.

But how? That’s where the Victorian Government’s SummerTech LIVE program comes in. Now in its second year, 61 tertiary students spent the summer working on 35 projects for small to medium enterprises, finding digital solutions to real problems.

The project results were nothing short of cutting edge. They included an app to help parents detect concussion in children playing contact sport, a safety app for firefighters to monitor heartbeat and body temperature, a cybersecurity inventory system for the maritime industry to help save hundreds of millions of dollars lost through viruses and an app to support children with anxiety.

Check out the video above where we meet some of the key people involved in this innovative program.