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Premier announces 60 new jobs at Ballarat Tech ParkA JOBS boost for the University of Ballarat's Technology Park at Mount Helen is a "vote of confidence" in Ballarat, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says. Announcing 60 new jobs at the Technology Park precinct on June 6, Dr Napthine said the city was becoming a true ICT hub. "This is really a significant step forward for the Ballarat Tech Park, the Ballarat University and the Ballarat district," he said. "It's a really great win for local jobs." More >
Official Opening of Primary Health CareDr. Denis Napthine, MP, and State Premier, officially opened the new office facilities at Primary Health Care, Enterprise Grove, Technology Park on Thursday, June 6, 2013 More >
Technology to offer unlimited potentialBallarat might be on the cusp of a new era of technology employment and a report released this week should be music to the ears of city leaders. More >
UBTP KPMG Investment LuncheonDiscover the benefits of Investing in Regional Victoria at the University of Ballarat Technology Park Friday 21 June 2013 12:00pm to 2:00pm at KPMG, Level 5, 147 Collins Street, Melbourne More >
Labor leader's claims 'misleading'The Coalition government's $1 billion Regional Growth Fund is Victoria's largest ever regional growth initiative. The RGF leverages co- investment from the private sector and all levels of government, in well-planned regional projects to maximise jobs and benefits to local communities. More >
Tech Park in Merger TalksUniversities' regional proposal offers opportunities .. More >
NBN poised for roll out in BallaratThe network will also be vital for the University of Ballarat Technology Park's $155 million expansion, according to park director Mal Vallance. More >
IBM, UB and eHealthThe University of Ballarat (UB) is currently forging a new business alliance with IBM in relation to its Smarter Health Framework. The University supports the important and innovative work of IBM in this regard, as UB is keen to ultimately establish a national eHealth hub within its Technology Park. More >
Ballarat Technology Park continues to grow with IBMThe planned expansion of the University of Ballarat Technology Park is proceeding with IBM's announcement of an Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing that will employ another 150 people. Mal Vallance, director of the University of Ballarat Technology Park, last month told a media briefing "We want to get IBM's employee numbers up." That wish has come true with the announcement that the IBM Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing will be established at the Park. More >
IBM to open Ballarat software testing centreNew facility to spark 'second Victorian gold rush', claims IBM. IBM has announced plans to open a new software testing centre at the University of Ballarat, Victoria, as it looks to expand application development in the Asia Pacific region. More >
IBM to build software centre of excellence in BallaratThe planned IBM Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing in Ballarat is tipped to bring 150 new jobs into Victoria. More >
Ballarat training investment expands as IBM partnership pays offA technology training hothouse and live service-delivery centre in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat has proven so successful for IBM and the University of Ballarat that the City of Ballarat is counting on a major expansion of the venture as a key driver for future economic growth. More >
IBM's Academic AmbitionsWhat's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of IBM? Big Data? Supercomputers? Outsourcing? Start-ups? Smart Cities? And the list goes on. More >
IBM generating innovative outcomes at BallaratIBM Global Business Services is achieving some really excellent business outcomes for major national clients at the University of Ballarat Technology Park More >
Park Expansion Captured in IT Wire PublicationIBM and the University hosted a range of media outlets at the Technology Park on October 31, 2012. Please refer to the following media story from this event http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/57252-growth-ahead-for-ballarat-technology-park More >
Funding boost to pave way for jobsThe state government will invest $2.9 million into the expansion of the University of Ballarat Technology Park, paving the way for more investment and jobs in Ballarat. More >
The Spring NewsletterPlease see attached Spring Newsletter from the Technology Park. More >
Thoughts of an NBN ChampionDr Helen Thompson, Director of the Centre eCommerce and Communications at the University of Ballarat and NBN Champion talks about the significance of the NBN investment upon regional communities, particularly its impact on research collaborations and outputs. More >
Ballarat's IT Industry WinBallarat is leading the way as a premium Australian location for delivery of information technology. More >
Victoria's third largest city, Ballarat , has emerged as the most competitive location in Australia for the delivery of IT services, according to an independent report by IT advisory firm capioIT.
THE expansion of the University of Ballarat Technology Park will bring a new era of prosperity and vitality to Ballarat, the park's director says.
Technology Park ExpansionBALLARAT'S construction and technology sectors will receive a $155 million boost with the government today set to announce expansion approval for the University of Ballarat Technology Park. More >
The Director of the Technology Park visited the AREA Science Park in 2011 and the following article was published in the Ballarat Courier.
Uni of Ballarat Technology Park Innovation & Technology Award - August 2011
Winner: Veolia Environmental Services. With just 12 months of local experience, Veolia can transport and dispose of waste and recycling throughout Ballarat and surrounding suburbs. Veolia's Commercial Services Branch Manager Gary Buckland said, "It (the awards) is really worthwhile and I encourage others to try for it too. It is an incentive to improve and do better".
Regional Growth Fund - July 2011
The Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan MLA along with Ministers Denis Napthine MLA and Peter Hall MLC launched the Regional Growth Fund at the GEC Conference Centre, July 5, 2011. The Regional Growth Fund is the Victorian Government's $1 billion commitment over eight years to drive regional development across the State and ensure regional Victoria remains a key contributor to the State's future growth and prosperity.
Australian Financial Review, 21 April 2010
THE new IBM IT Services Centre will employ 300 people and add an estimated $61 million to Ballarat's purse.
A new information technology service centre will be officially opened in Ballarat today, adding $61 million to the region's economy over the next five years and 300 jobs to an area of Victoria where unemployment is an ongoing problem.
The University of Ballarat and IBM Australia will construct a new $10.8 million IT Services Centre at the University of Ballarat Technology Park (UBTP). Made possible with the support of IBM Australia, Victorian Government, University of Ballarat and City of Ballarat, the Centre will lead to the creation of 300 new jobs.
Innovative IT enterprises within the University of Ballarat Technology Park (UBTP) have announced leading edge technology advances that have international potential.
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