Melbourne set to become Australia’s new education-technology capital

Published: 11 November 2020

Announced earlier this week, from 2021 Melbourne will host the EduTECH International Congress and Expo, the largest education technology exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, held in Sydney for the last nine years.

EduTECH attracts global delegates from across the education and training sector, including educators, edtech founders, thought leaders, investors and administrators. The event will provide a valuable platform for Victoria to showcase its thriving digital edtech ecosystem and world-class education institutions.

The announcement comes as Victorian edtech companies were well-represented in the recently released HolonIQ Australia and New Zealand EdTech 50 – an annual list that recognises the most innovative and most promising edtech companies in the region.

Melbourne has the largest share of edtech companies in the ANZ EdTech 50, which includes companies across education sectors and technology categories, including workforce and skills, learning environments and education management analytics.

Amid growing demand for innovative education solutions, Victoria has a vibrant and thriving edtech ecosystem. The state is home to the nation’s online education service sector with companies such as Keypath Education, Open Universities Australia and Online Education Services based in Melbourne.

The state’s edtech capabilities centre on education leadership, enhanced capabilities to deliver edtech solutions, and a strong reputation in delivering high quality international education. The Victorian Government will continue to support the sector and further position the state as a global leader in edtech and innovative education solutions to support learners around Australia and the world.

More information about Victoria’s edtech capabilities can be found on the Global Victoria website.