Global Victoria has partnered with EduGrowth to deliver an EdTech Innovation Exchange Program to enhance and deepen the growing connections between Victoria’s and India’s education technology and innovation ecosystems.
The innovation exchange will help more startups and scaleups benefit from the growing connections between Victoria’s and India’s EdTech entrepreneurs, educators, learning experts and leading technology companies to generate economic and education opportunities.
EduGrowth is Australia’s leading EdTech industry hub based in Melbourne. Global Victoria will work with EduGrowth, the India Didactics Association and the Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices in India, drawing on each organisations’ knowledge, skills and connections in the EdTech sector, to deliver the program.
Select Victorian and Indian EdTech entrepreneurs will connect in a series of virtual events between March and June 2021. The core theme of the events will be building sustainable education innovation using technology. Each engagement will be designed to generate connections between industry leaders, support business opportunities and share mutual learnings on each other’s education sectors, technology platforms, innovation models, product efficacy.
Victoria’s and India’s booming EdTech sectors
The Indian EdTech sector has expanded rapidly over recent years. The sector includes over 4000 startup businesses, attracting substantial investment from global and Indian investors. Growing from India’s internationally connected innovation hubs in cities such as Bengaluru and Delhi, the Indian EdTech vertical is now considered a global leader and home to some of the world’s largest EdTech companies.\
“Education technology is a significant and growing industry in India and Victoria.
This program builds on the work, contacts and deep knowledge our teams in Bengaluru and Mumbai have developed after two years of focused engagement with the sector and collaboration with EduGrowth.
The Victoria India Innovation Exchange program is a tested and successful model, following our previous programs in MedTech and Energy Tech. We look forward to supporting leading innovators in EdTech in Victoria and India enhance their pitching skills, product development, network of contacts and understanding of the Indian, Victorian and Australian markets by participating in this program.” Michelle Wade, Commissioner for Victoria to South Asia (pictured above right)
The Victorian EdTech sector is thriving and leading education innovation in online program management, assessment systems, and upskilling for new technology-driven workforces. Victoria is home to 33 per cent of Australian EdTech companies, the majority being scaleup and established businesses that are export-focussed and rapidly employing skilled staff.
The program builds on the work Global Victoria and EduGrowth achieved in showcasing and connecting Victoria’s EdTech sector internationally through the Victorian Global EdTech and Innovation Expo and the inaugural Melbourne EdTech Summit in 2020 and supports Victoria’s India Strategy, and International Education Short-Term Recovery Plan.
Dates: to be facilitated between March and June 2021
Applications are now open for Victorian and Indian EdTech startups and scaleups via an expression of interest.