Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, has announced it would be extending its Living Labs ecosystem to help Australian start-ups to advance their go to market.
The launch event was hosted in the Infosys Living Lab in Melbourne in collaboration with its partner Telstra Ventures, a venture capital firm with over A$1.3 billion in assets under management that invests in market-leading, high growth technology companies globally.
At the Startup Day, start-ups from the Infosys Innovation Network (IIN) with a presence in Australia had the opportunity to pitch their products and services to Infosys’ enterprise customers from private sector, public sector and academia.
Infosys Living Labs in Melbourne and Sydney provide digital innovation as a service to participating startups with a presence in Australia. These start-ups are able to leverage Infosys’ global on-demand multi-tiered digital ecosystem comprised of the latest technologies, solution accelerators and domain experts, to co-create, test and accelerate their time to market.
Through structured workshops in the Living Labs, they are also able to tap into Infosys’ offerings and expertise including Infosys Cobalt, Infosys Metaverse Foundry, Cyber Security, AI, Data and Analytics and more. In addition, start-ups can harness a confluence of digital services and human experience expertise offered by WONGDOODY, an Infosys company and Infosys Consulting.
Ashok Mysore, Vice President Infosys and Regional Head Delivery & Operations, Australia and New Zealand, said, “We are pleased to extend our Living Labs ecosystem to start-ups with a presence in Australia. This serves as an invaluable resource for them to test, build and scale innovative ideas to accelerate their growth and development in global markets.”
Telstra Ventures is an ecosystem partner of the Infosys Innovation Network. Besides contributing its expertise to support start-up partners, some of its portfolio companies have been able to tap the network to scale their innovations and access global enterprise clients.
Gurpreet Ghuliani, Operating Partner, Telstra Ventures, said, “We are excited to continue our collaboration with Infosys to help enterprise ready start-ups in Australia accelerate their go to market. With access to over AUD 1.3 Billion managed by Telstra Ventures and Infosys’ Living Labs ecosystem, startups are better equipped to succeed.”
Globally, over 100 enterprises and 200 start-ups have benefited from Infosys’ 30+ Living Labs to accelerate their digital innovation. Enterprise ready startups that participated in the Startup Day include QuintessenceLabs, Future Grid, Gitlab, Incorta, Cequence Security, LambdaTest and HeadSpin.