Event

Virtual EdTech Mission – Central Asia

2 - 3 December 2020

This mission, organised by the Department for International Trade, gives you the opportunity to explore export opportunities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. 

When

8am - 12pm

Where

This event will
take place
online
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Price

Free

This mission, organised by the Department for International Trade, gives you the opportunity to explore export opportunities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. 

 

 

This mission will be of particular interest to companies seeking to learn more about each of these markets and looking to expand their international operations into Central Asia. This mission will include briefings, webinars and the opportunity to pitch your offer to a range of Uzbek, Kazakh and Russian businesses attending.

 

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has the largest population in Central Asia, representing approximately 34 million people. 60% of this population is under the age of 25 and demand for education across all subsectors outstrips supply. For example, in 2019, 1,066,922 pupils applied for 110,000 places in higher education.  

Internationalisation of the education sector has been a priority for the Uzbek government since 2016, when it launched its 'Education Development Strategy'. This has opened the doors more widely to international players and created new opportunities for UK companies - particularly in EdTech and English Language. 

 

Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the EdTech market is in the early stages of development, though interest is high. In 2018, the Kazakh government launched the 'Digital Kazakhstan' programme, with the objective of reforming its education system in line with the best global practices. Kazakh students are increasingly engaged with artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, virtual reality and more. The ability to code, develop, and test these technologies is in high demand and with the Covid-19 pandemic, there are increasing opportunities in this space for UK companies. 

 

Russia

In Russia, the EdTech market is also expanding. In 2019 the sector was worth approximately £460 million. The market is currently growing by 20-25% annually and, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this growth is only expected to accelerate.  

 

How to apply

If you are a UK EdTech company and are interested in taking part in this mission, please apply via the link below by 30th October 2020, 6pm BST. We recommend early registration. 

 

APPLY HERE


Should you have any questions before you apply, please email Sarah, copied to Amy.


This mission is free of charge.