Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance

Innovation Workshop
Tuesday 28 September 2021

A research program for Victorian EdTech

The EdTech Innovation Alliance Program will see the activation of testbeds or pilots; run efficacy trials of Victorian EdTech products, in Australian and international education settings, in a structured formal framework; and share the findings with the broader community.

The program supports partnerships between Victorian EdTech companies, education institutions, and international organisations, and promote the efficacy of Victorian EdTech products for export growth.

The initiative is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the $33.4 million commitment to the short-term economic recovery of the international education sector, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The program coordinates the cooperation between providers, education technology companies and academics to trial technologies that solve and enhance learning outcomes.

The program will establish Victoria as Australia’s education innovation hub which incorporates all the virtues of the triple-helix innovation model. This program will extend that model to include the efficacy and showcasing of innovation in the education sector that is an absolute prerequisite to large-scale education innovation.

We thank Global Victoria for their ongoing support of Australian EdTech.

We will be recruiting for this program soon. Stay tuned for more information. 

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Governance Group

The role of the project governance group is to provide strategic direction and leadership over the duration of the program.

The Program

Innovation Sprints

The Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance (EIA) aims to test and promote the efficacy of Victorian EdTech with export potential.

The Innovation Sprints are 26-week pilot projects where EdTech products are deployed with Victorian and international education institutions overseen by a steering committee. The steering committees are composed of an academic from a Victorian university (education faculty), an independent educator, a researcher from a Victorian university and administrative support to document pilot progress.

Each EdTech product will be piloted in a Victorian and International education institution to test the product’s efficacy. Outcomes will be documented by a researcher and shared publicly.

The total funding available is $400,000 with grant amounts of up to $50,000 to each Sprint.

The program allows for 8-10 Innovation Sprints.

Selection Considerations

Through a competitive process, each sprint will be selected which:

Connect Victorian and international education institutions to co-pilot an innovative EdTech solution (either of 3 schools or 1 university or 1 TAFE in one or more markets);

Improve market access for the EdTech product in key international education markets and/or improve the international reputation of the Victorian education institution that pilots the solution;

Demonstrate a clear education problem being addressed;

Demonstrate a defined set of quantitative and qualitative metrics which document learner efficacy; and

Enhance the reputation of the State of Victoria as a centre for education innovation.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest open 9am Tuesday 28 September 2021 and close 5pm Monday 18th October 2021.


Education Innovation Workshop


EOI Process

September, October

Successful Projects Announced


Innovation Sprints

December, January, February, March, April, May

Innovation Symopsium


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