Future Industries is about supporting investment in high-growth industries through industry excellence and development projects, including establishing collaborative networks and building supply chain readiness capabilities.
Video Description: As part of Future Industries Week, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan visited a number of innovative businesses including Lockheed Martin, GlaxoSmithKline, Trajan and Chobani. Hosted between 10-14 July, Future Industries Week featured a series of announcements to highlight the department's work building Victoria’s Future Industries.
In a global environment of change, Victoria's continued economic growth relies on the forward-thinking initiatives of today.
Concentrating on high growth industry sectors, the government has developed a suite of Future Industries sector strategies, in consultation with businesses, research organisations, industry groups, unions and independent experts. The strategies are guiding the government's investments and activity.
Priority actions for government under the strategies include investment facilitation, grants and other programs, targeted infrastructure improvements, programs to build workforce skills, and collaborative initiatives to support the adoption of global best practices.
|Sector Strategies||Accessible version|
|Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals||Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Sector Strategy (PDF 944.98 KB)|
|New Energy Technologies||New Energy Technology Strategy (PDF 1063.5 KB)||New Energy Technology Strategies (DOCX 349.78 KB)|
|Food and Fibre||Food and Fibre Strategy (PDF 1028.64 KB)||Food and Fibre Strategy (DOCX 55.26 KB)|
|Transport Technologies||Transport Technologies Strategy (PDF 851.56 KB)||Transport Technologies Strategy (DOCX 53.74 KB)|
|Defence Technologies||Defence Strategy (PDF 826.76 KB)||Defence Strategy (DOCX 57.3 KB)|
|Construction Technologies||Construction Technologies Strategy (PDF 1111.54 KB)||International Education Strategy (DOCX 175.98 KB)|
|International Education||International Education Strategy (PDF 4378.67 KB)||International Education Strategy (DOCX 175.98 KB)|
|Professional Services||Professional Services Strategy (PDF 565.71 KB)||Professional Services Sector Strategy (DOCX 50.86 KB)|
Through the Future Industries Fund, four grant programs provide direct funding support to businesses seeking to innovate and grow:
- The $20 million Sector Growth Program, which supports collaborative projects in priority sectors to generate jobs, increase productivity and help Victorian businesses compete in the global marketplace.
- The Future Industries Manufacturing Program offers funding of up to $500,000 for the implementation of new manufacturing technologies and processes in Victoria-based operations.
- The $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund, which supports Victoria-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.
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