EduGrowth Annual Report 2022

Vision Statement | To transform global communities by enabling the growth of Australian EdTech EduGrowth continues to play a critical role in the Australian EdTech sector:

  • Advocating for Australian EdTech, lobbying government and investment
  • Connecting EdTech companies with programs and services to help them grow, scale and enter new markets
  • Educating entrepreneurs, teachers and governments with market research
  • Leading EdTech discussions and debate via conferences and summits

The EduGrowth Annual Report 2022 highlights achievements from the past year.

Collaboration in EdTech

EduGrowth Annual Report 2022

Managing Director’s Report

Leading EduGrowth is a great honour and privilege.
David Linke | Managing Director, EduGrowth

Being able to connect members, future members, education leaders, government officials and international partners in real actions to enable the growth of Australia’s EdTech ecosystem has been incredibly rewarding.

The continued growth of the Australian EdTech sector is fantastic with lots of exciting stories. However, if we want to be part of the future and maintain momentum, then we must collaborate to further stimulate, support and scale local EdTech initiatives.

Thank you to our strategic partners- AWS EdStart, ClickView, Curio, Deakin University, Deloitte, Edalex, Global Victoria, Google Cloud, Leadsquared, Monash University, Navitas and Wonde– for your support of our important work. Having engaged partners that contribute far beyond the financial, helps us continue to drive and accelerate the Australian EdTech Ecosystem forward.

This past year we activated two very important initiatives – Testbed Efficacy Research and Proof of Concept. For a very long time now, EduGrowth has been advocating for programs to activate formal testbeds to trial EdTech products in education settings within structured, formal frameworks. It’s been incredibly rewarding to see these two initiatives successfully delivered with wonderful outcomes for all involved.

A key highlight of the year was the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance – a six month testbed trial program supporting EdTech efficacy research. The program awarded financial grants to nine Innovation Sprint Teams, led by EdTech companies to trial their EdTech product in Victorian and International education settings for a six-month period, and supported by a research academic to conduct an analysis of the product’s efficacy.  The program had incredible reach and included 9 EdTech companies, 27 education partners, 11 research experts, 165+ educators, 4,110+ learners across 12 export markets. This program has resulted in major benefits for all partners from significant commercial and export outcomes, research and capacity building through to the proven impact on teaching and learning.

Another key highlight was the NSW Going Global – India program, an export development opportunity featuring a Proof of Concept project. This structured program matched EdTech companies with Indian education institutions to trial products for a 16-week period. The program enabled EdTech companies to rapidly learn how their product may be accepted in this new market, how easily their product can be deployed/supported, and provided key learnings to inform their entry strategy into the Indian Education market.

And finally, I’d like to thank the EduGrowth team for their incredible commitment to our mission — we delivered a substantial calendar of programs and initiatives that would otherwise not be possible. I’d also like to thank the Board, our strategic partners, and members, and all those who hold the shared vision that Australia can be a global leader in education technology and innovation.

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