The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

The department works across many portfolios to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities in Victoria. Our integrated and strategic approach stimulates innovation, competitiveness, confidence and sustainability in Victoria’s economy.

Our vision

A productive, competitive and sustainable Victorian economy that contributes to a prosperous and inclusive society.

Our mission

The mission of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is to get our economy and society working together for the benefit of all Victorians – by creating more jobs for more people, connecting people and businesses, and maintaining Victoria’s envied reputation for liveability now, and for the future.

This means:
– More jobs for more people – we are creating and maintaining jobs so more people have meaningful work that is safe and secure. We do this by supporting businesses and workers, developing and growing our future industries, attracting investment to our regions and supporting industries in transition. We also create jobs by leveraging our natural assets, including fostering our visitor economy, creativity and innovation.
– Making connections – we are connecting Victorians to work, family and recreation. We are connecting businesses to each other and to their customers. We do this by growing our transport services, making them more reliable and accessible and building new infrastructure, across Melbourne and our regions, and across all transport modes. We also connect Victoria to the world by attracting investment and talent, and helping Victorian businesses trade into global markets.
– Maintaining Victoria’s liveability – we are helping to create places, towns and cities that are accessible, well connected, culturally rich, diverse, resilient and safe. We do this for all Victorians.

Victoria’s Lead Scientist

Victoria’s Lead Scientist works across the Victorian Government to foster linkages and identify opportunities for economic outcomes by engaging with business, the research sector, government and the broader Victorian community.

The priorities of the Lead Scientist are to:
– advocate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to Victoria’s economic future
– enhance university/business engagement and identify opportunities to build scale of activities by facilitating partnerships
– scan the horizon for new technologies and provide high level strategic advice on potential social and economic impacts
– advocate to improve the innovation capacity of the public sector.


Intersect is Australia’s largest full-service eResearch support agency. We help researchers increase their impact through innovative technologies and expert advice.

We work closely with our members and the wider research community to:
– Increase research productivity by decreasing time from hypothesis to tested results.
– Support research diversity by enabling collaborators to share data and experience across disciplines and across organisations.
– Increase research longevity by storing and sharing the long tail of data beyond the research project lifecycle.
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Gale connects libraries to learning and learners to libraries

For more than 60 years, Gale, a Cengage Company has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes.

Knowledge is power, and the act of learning is empowering. Access to knowledge offers learners an opportunity to discover the motivation and inspiration vital to making a positive contribution in not only their own lives, but the rest of the world. That’s why Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries.

Making Our Mark Through…

Advocacy – Gale is well-known for supporting the mission of libraries and continues to advocate by helping libraries foster higher usage and demonstrate measurable value.

Technology – Gale’s product development process enriches world-class information products. With shorter cycle times and an active customer and user feedback process, we are continuously improving our products.

Scope – Gale-created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

Quality – Our users depend on us for accurate, authoritative, peer-reviewed material. Gale relies on a global network of scholars, subject-matter specialists, professionals, and educators to create that material.

Support – Gale customers can rely on personalised service and support. Utilise partnerships with our Customer Success team and self-service tools like widgets, promotional materials, and training services.

Spectra Logic develops data storage solutions that solve the problem of short and long-term digital preservation for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the adoption of its solutions by industry leaders in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, private and public cloud.

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NCI is Australia’s most highly integrated high-performance research computing environment, providing world-class services to government, industry, and researchers. We are committed to delivering on national priorities and research excellence, and are driven by our primary objective of raising the ambition, impact and outcomes of Australian research.

NCI is a partnership between The Australian National University, CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, research-intensive universities and consortia supported by the Australian Research Council, and medical research institutes. NCI is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), with a large fraction of its operation being sustained with co-investment from our partner organisations.

Figshare for institutions is a next generation all in one repository, a home for data, papers, code, media, collections and non-traditional research outputs. Figshare helps your researchers make their outputs available with a DOI in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) with minimal effort. The curation workflow allows subject specialists to review, edit and curate content before it is published. The platform interoperates with the wider research ecosystem and via the API can push and pull data with your electronic lab notebooks, CRIS/RIMS and preservation systems. All research is showcased in your custom branded institutional portal.

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia. It is supported by the Western Australian and Federal Governments.

The Centre is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, whose primary function is to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation.

Our service and expertise in supercomputing, data, cloud services and visualisation, enables research across a spread of domains including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, energy, resources and artificial intelligence.

Data is stored close to supercomputers, allowing seamless analysis. The adjacent, remote rendering capability allows real-time visualisation of simulations and data.
We provide support to students and industry personnel, researchers, academics and scientists via seminars and symposia covering data, visualisation and supercomputing, as well as training, internships and workshops covering advanced computing and research and development opportunities.

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Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is a critical national asset that enables Australian researchers to access institutional, national and international e-Infrastructure including the public Internet and software tools and resources such as scientific instruments, data storage, high performance computing, content and service providers. AARNet provides extremely high-speed, extremely high-quality and resilient broadband interconnections between instruments, facilities, campuses and institutions using dedicated national and international digital infrastructure. Through partnerships with other national research and education networks (NRENs), AARNet connects the Australian research sector with the global research sector.

AARNet also provides a range of services tailored to meet the needs of researchers and research institutions, including solutions for data storage and transfer, unified communications, video conferencing and WiFi roaming.

AARNet’s powerful network infrastructure, expertise and services enable Australia’s participation at the forefront of teaching, learning and research on a global scale and are fundamental to driving innovation in today’s digital economy.

About the conference

eResearch Australasia provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

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