Wollongong startups are rocketing to stardom

Michael Gardiner

Michael Gardiner

Wollongong startups Lime Rocket and Me3D were recently among 10 invited to present at an EduTech event at NSW Parliament.

Lime Rocket develops social learning games and Me3D is a 3D printing manufacturer. Both businesses help schools and universities engage students. 

Lime Rocket founder Mike Gardiner said the invitation was another endorsement of an exciting amount of innovation in education happening in the Illawarra.

So much so that Mr Gardiner has  formed a group to enable local educators to get early access to technology. 

“The Illawarra EduTech ecosystem is growing with the launch of the Illawarra Educators Innovators Group. It aims to put local educators and techies together to deliver education innovation & provide early access to education technology,” he said.

EduTech was organised by Study NSW, EduGrowth and the Sydney EduTech Group.

Mr Gardiner said it was an exciting field to be involved in as global education technology spend is increasing 17 per cent per annum and is forecast to reach $252 billion by 2020.