CII Startup & Corporate Delegation to Australia

Scheduled: December 4th to 8th, 2023

About the Program

We are thrilled to announce the CII Startup & Corporate Delegation to Australia, scheduled from December 4th to 8th, 2023.

The composition of the delegation will be 30 growth stage startups and corporates from across India, representing various sectors. This exciting journey will take us to Australia, where we will delve into the dynamic startup landscape and foster invaluable connections.

The objective is to provide Indian growth stage startups & Corporates with an opportunity to showcase the strength of Indian innovative startups and understand the international markets for their business growth and get introduced to innovative startups from Australia.

Objective of the Australian Delegation

  • To help with assessing new markets
  • To help entrepreneurs understand the political, economic and social factors for market entry. 
  • To forge alliance
  • To introduce Australia startup ecosystem enablers
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Why join the CII  Australian Delegation        

  • Ignite Innovation: Explore Australia's thriving startup ecosystem and gain insights into cutting-edge technologies and trends that are reshaping industries.
  • Build Connections: Network with key players, industry leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs, fostering collaborations that can lead to transformative partnerships.
  • Shape the Future: Contribute to shaping India's startup landscape by learning from international success stories and bringing back new perspectives.
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Company/clusters visits

B2B meetings & Roundtables

Workshops & Presentations

Interactives Session with Industry & Australia Economic Chambers

Corporate and Investor meetings 

Meeting with leading startup 

ecosystem enablers

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Agenda: Work in Progress

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Monday, 4th December 2023
0800 – 0900 hrsBreakfast briefing meeting lead / co-lead and delegation members
0930 – 1200 hrs
  • Welcome by the Victorian Government followed by briefings from
  • Invest Victoria, Victoria’s Investment facilitation agency
  • LaunchVic, Victoria’s Startup agency
  • Breakthrough Victoria, A$ 2 billion equity fund of the Victorian Government
1230 – 1330 hrsLunch
1300 – 1415 hrsTour of Melbourne Connect, University of Melbourne
1415 – 1700 hrs
  • Australian startup ecosystem and opportunities
  • Briefing by Melbourne Connect, University of Melbourne
  • Tin Alley Ventures, Venture Capital firm based at Melbourne Connect
  • Melbourne Innovation District (representation from City of Melbourne, RMT and University of Melbourne)
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Tuesday, 5th December 2023
0800 – 0900 hrsBreakfast
0900 – 1200 hrsVisit/tour Stone and Chalk, technology accelerator and sessions with,
Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC)
Indian startups that have excelled in the Australian market
Roheet Tauro, Zepic and formerly LeadSquared
Sumit Chanda, Jarvis AI
1230 – 1300 hrsLunch
1300 – 1500 hrsVisit to Cremorne Digital Hub, Richmond
Briefing by Artesian Investments, well known Australian Venture Capital firm
Briefing by Startup Network – Australia’s national startup network
Briefing by Acclime – why Australian innovation environment is a favourable location for Indian technology startups?

Followed by Networking High Tea
1500 – 1700 hrsNetworking event – TBD (may be with Infosys, Indian Consul General’s office and / or other stakeholders)
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Wednesday, 6th December 2023
0800 – 0900 hrsBreakfast
0930 -1200 hrsVisit/tour Clayton Innovation Precinct and sessions with
Monash University, including focus on Smart Manufacturing and Health
Data61, CSIRO (Australian Federal Government’s innovation agency)

Briefings by
  • Main Sequence, CSIRO’s VC fund
  • Monash Generator Accelerator
1200 - 1230 hrsEarly Lunch
At Leisure
1800 hrsFlight to Sydney
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Thursday, 7th December 2023
0800 - 0900 hrsBreakfast
0930 - 1110 hrs Welcome to KPMG (10 mins)
  • Australia-India Corridor and KPMG’s India Business Practice- Session by Jai Patel (5 mins)
  • KPMG HGV group- Session by Amanda Price (5 mins)

Session 1: Establishing your business in Australia (1 hour + 10 mins)
  • How to set up business in Australia, tax & other compliances – (30 mins)
  • Government incentives / R&D Tax Incentive – (20 mins)
  • Immigration / short-term working visas / PR – (20 mins)
1110 - 1130 hrsTea Break
1130 - 1300 hrsSession 2: Australian start up landscape & networking (45 mins + 60 mins)
  • Overview of start-up landscape in Australia – Session by Amanda Price (15 mins)
  • Roundtable discussion to share learnings and perspectives from startup ecosystems in Australia and India – facilitated by
    Amanda Price, Jai Patel & team (30 mins)
1300 - 1400 hrsNetworking Lunch (Networking with VCs and other KPMG Enterprise colleagues over drinks and nibbles)
1400 - 1530 hrsVisit to Deloitte - TBD
1530 - 1730 hrsB2B meetings - TBD
1930 hrsNetworking Dinner - TBD

Who is it for?

  • Startups
  • Incubators
  • Accelerator
  • Corporates
  • Government Startup Nodel Officers

Important Information

  • Complete the registration form with accurate information.
  • Please note that there is a nominal non-refundable management fee of 25,000 INR that will be charged towards program management.
  • Participants are accountable for their own travel expenses to and from India.
  • Participants to book their own accommodation in Australia for the visit.

Please note: 
  • Agenda is work in progress.
  • We will be doing two cities, first Melbourne and then Sydney 
  • We will suggest accommodation (It is recommended that the delegation stays in the same hotel for ease of coordination and meetings).

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How to go about the registration for the Australian Delegation?
What is the registration fees and what does it include?

CII charges a management fee of INR 25,000- per participant.

What is overall cost of the 5-day travel, including accommodation, logistics?

The total cost for a participant would be close to 2Lakhs all inclusive (this is just a rough conservative estimate and actual amount may vary) 

When can I apply for the visa, book tickets and stay?

Visa application can be started after you receive the CII Visa invitation letter, which will be two weeks from now.

What is the agenda of the programme?

Please find the link which has complete details of the program along with agenda (work in progress)

Website link-

Is the management fee of INR 25000 refundable in case the participant chooses to drop out?

No, the management fee is not refundable.

Is the delegation focussed on specific sector startups?

No, we are not sector centric and we are open to all the startup sectors