Victoria confirmed as the country’s edtech hub; Melbourne to host EduTECH from 2021

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In a keynote speech at the EduTECH International Congress and Expo, the Minister for Trade of Victoria, the Honorable Martin Pakula said Victoria has the right ingredients to kickstart the economic recovery of Australia and play a world-leading role in technology developments that’ll drive the industrial revolution fourth. He further announced that Melbourne will be hosting the EduTECH conference next year onwards.

Melbourne, edutech and EduTECH

EduTECH International Congress and Expo is Australia’s largest edtech technology exhibition which has been held in Sydney for the past 9 years. From 2021, EduTECH will be hosted in Melbourne as it is rated as having the most number of education technology firms in the recently released New Zealand EdTech50 and HolonIQ, which is an annual list of the most groundbreaking educational technology start-ups across the region.

Melbourne, the state capital has the biggest chunk of edtech organizations in the ANZ EdTech 50, which comprises firms across the education sector as well as tech categories. This is inclusive of Workforce & Skills, Education Management Analytics and Learning Environments.

SEE ALSO: Edtech firm OpenLearning collaborates with UNSW to facilitate a ‘Transition Program’

About EduTECH International Congress and Expo

The ANZ EdTech 50 evaluates more than 750 companies against 5 major criteria:

  1. Market: They assess the quality and comparative attractiveness of the market in which competes 
  2. Product: The uniqueness and quality of the product 
  3. Team: The diversity, expertise and experience of the team 
  4. Capital: The financial position and health of the edtech company along with its ability to procure funding in the future 
  5. Momentum: Positive changes in the velocity and size and growth of the company

EduTECH International Congress and Expo attracts industry specialists and delegates from across the world in the edtech domain. It includes investors, leaders and administrators. The event provides a valuable platform for the state to display its thriving digital education technology ecosystem along with world-class education institutions.

SEE ALSO: London-based edtech firm TAP opens office in Australia

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