Innovation and Digitization for Education Systems from Austria to Bangladesh (IdeaB).

What is the product/service about?

The idea is to transfer knowledge and know-how on digital education services and technology from Austria to Bangladesh. EduTech system will offer an eco-system of LMS (Learning Management System), EMIS Education Management Information System), e-Learning Content Library, e-Content Authoring, e-Testing, and Communication Technologies. Civil servants such as the staff of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Ministry of Information Technology (MoICT), staff members of regional education directorate, teachers, educators, students, companies, and their employees will directly benefit from EduTech solutions.

Developed by:

bit media e-solutions GmbH

Where did the project idea come from?

The motivation is driven by the growing demand for optimized content developed and designed to meet the requirements of the end-users and consumers in the global market. To overcome deficiencies in Bangladesh, bit media e-solutions in cooperation with a local subcontractor will adopt and transfer Austrian technologies and know-how to Bangladesh. EduTech system solution is based on LMS, e-Learning Content Library, e-Content Authoring, e-Testing, and communication technology solution.

Why did you select that specific target country?

In the Bangladeshi market, there are currently not many suppliers who offer a full range of digital education solutions; therefore, the idea is to introduce innovative ICT solutions.
The government implements “Vision 2030: Digital Bangladesh”, which is extremely beneficial for the introduction and implementation of the EduTech system solutions.

Who are your partners in the target country?

Our selected subcontractor is a key factor in helping us achieve our commercial goal. Our subcontractor is a Bangladeshi company working in digital technologies and has an in-depth understanding of the sector. Moreover, they have a broad contact network and will be firsthand help in technical, market, and legal factors validation.

What is your long term vision for your company working in your chosen partner country?

Our 1st goal with this VAP is to introduce EduTech systems for civil servants in Bangladesh and train them by transferring educational standards and know-how from Austria. The long-term aim is to improve the quality of education services, training, and communication, to improve education administration, and to contribute to human resources development and capacity building for the broader public.

What impact do you believe INNOWWIDE will have on your company?

The ideal outcome of this VAP would be to reach an agreement with the Bangladeshi government, and respective ministries on acceptance and implementation of EduTech systems on the national level. This would add to our reputation as an EduTech & service provider in the international market and European market, and potentially open new markets.

Can you offer any advice or guidance to others looking to apply for INNOWWIDE grants?

We believe INNOWWIDE offers a significant opportunity to SMEs to develop a new strategy and to open a new market with the cooperation of a local partner. INNOWWIDE offers a very straightforward application process and every project requires well-prepared planning and implementation.

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