Victorian government invests $100,000 in ICT Geelong

Regional cluster to continue e-health, research projects

The Victorian government has announced that $100,000 will be put towards supporting the activities of ICT Geelong.

State minister for technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, said the regional information and communications cluster has a number of projects in the pipeline that will benefit the local ICT community.

“Major projects include the development of ICT research and investment opportunities, commercialisation of technologies...and delivery of the annual technology entrepreneurship forum and ICT investment pitching competition,” Rich-Phillips said.

The funding will come from the government’s innovation through clusters program, and adds to an already large list of financial sponsors including the City of Greater Geelong, Deakin University, Barwon Health, Callista Software Services, TransAct and FE Technologies.

ICT Geelong’s chairman, Robert Reed, said these sponsors will play a key role in the program.

“Deakin University is undertaking world-class research and live projects with industry partners in haptics, robotics and simulation,” Reed said.

“Barwon Heath is a recognised leader in e-health, and the newly established Keystone Business Park will provide some excellent future opportunities for businesses in the technology sector.”

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