Program partners

Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC)

The AAC generates opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in South-East Asia. The Council's mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia's interests in South-East Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and South-East Asia.


Asialink is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. We are a key provider of information, training and professional networks. Our purpose is to build an Asia-capable, deeply Asia-engaged Australia through thought leadership and innovative programs that build knowledge, skills and partnerships.

Asialink Business

As Australia’s National Centre for Asia Capability, Asialink Business provides tailored solutions to help businesses seize the potential of diverse Asian markets. Asialink Business will deliver a workshop on cultural intelligence as part of the program. This will provide the intellectual tools and communication strategies for participants to collaborate with peers from the region, build international networks and scale up their social ventures across Australia and South-East Asia in the future.

Australia Global Alumni

The Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy is a whole of government initiative developed in collaboration with Australia’s education sector. The Strategy recognises the lasting, powerful impact of Australia’s global alumni connections. It reaches out to the global alumni community – people from overseas who have had an Australian educational experience and Australians who have studied and worked abroad - inviting alumni to connect and engage with Australia and each other.

The University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).


BlueChilli is a leading Australian accelerator. Their mission is to ‘connect corporates, investors and entrepreneurs to solve the world's biggest challenges’. BlueChilli will deliver workshops designed to address the foundational elements of managing a start-up including demonstrating a deep understanding of the customer problem and then a high level framework for the implementation of a solution to match. BlueChilli’s workshops and master classes are designed to provide participants with the tools they need to develop, execute and amplify their ventures and to succeed as social entrepreneurs.