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AIBX

Australia India Business Exchange

Partnering for prosperity

Be part of India’s commercial revolution

India is one of the world’s fastest growing major economies and an attractive market for Australian exporters. The Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX) is a multi-year program to help you succeed.

AIBX aims to grow the two-way commercial relationship between Australia and India. Through AIBX you can:

  • access the latest insights and opportunities
  • establish valuable connections and partnerships
  • compete and succeed in the India market.

Sector facts and resources

Education

India remains a priority market and growth opportunity for Australian education providers. This is despite current challenges around COVID-19’s impact on student mobility.

Key opportunities

  • Higher education – Indian students are drawn to the prestige of an overseas degree and improved prospects for employment and residency.
  • Transnational education – India aims to improve the quality of their Tier 1 institutes.
  • Edtech – India’s National Digital Literacy Mission approved new regulations to encourage online delivery.
  • Collaborative research – Indian education institutes are open to collaboration with overseas organisations.
  • Vocational and executive skills training.

Reports and analysis

Success stories

More information

To find out more, read our Education to India snapshot.

Food and agribusiness

Australian produce is highly regarded in India as clean, safe and reliable. 

Key opportunities

  • Premium food and beverage – demand for premium food is growing rapidly. This is through gourmet retail chains, e-commerce, online kitchens and fine dining.
  • Health supplements and nutraceuticals – the middle class is shifting to nutritional supplements and preventive dietary healthcare. This includes cold pressed juices, granola, and baked, gluten-free, and trans fat-free products.
  • Agriculture commodities – Indian food processing companies are looking for partners to deliver high-quality produce.

Reports and analysis

Success stories

More information

Read our Food and agribusiness to India snapshot.

Healthcare

India’s healthcare sector is growing rapidly. Rising income, increased health awareness, and easy access to insurance are driving demand.

Key opportunities

  • Medtech – partner with medtech companies to develop new therapies, drugs and vaccines. 
  • Research and development (R&D) – India is seeking partnerships with Australian institutions for R&D collaboration.
  • Skills training – this includes certificate courses for aged-care centres and trauma and emergency units.

Reports and analysis

Download the Frugal Innovation in Medical Devices and Technologies: The India Opportunity [PDF 6.96MB]  from the Asialink website.

Success stories

More information

Read our Healthcare to India snapshot.

Infrastructure

India’s urban population is growing fast. There is strong demand for new or upgraded infrastructure.

Key opportunities

  • Built environment – there is demand for urban spaces and residential precincts.
  • Rail – large modernisation projects are under way.
  • Road safety and intelligent transport systems – this includes road safety-management systems and speed enforcement technologies.
  • Energy – there is demand for niche renewable energy technologies, energy storage and smart grids.

Reports and analysis

Success stories

More information

Read our Infrastructure to India snapshot.

Mining and resources

Privatisation and policy reform are transforming India’s mining and resources sector.

Key opportunities

  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) – privatisation will result in large-scale investment and mine-site upgrades.
  • Critical minerals – demand for critical minerals will rise as India develops its advanced manufacturing sector.
  • International collaboration – Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries seek collaboration and expertise from global companies. This is for extracting methane from coal mines.

Reports and analysis

Success stories

More information

Read our Mining and resources to India snapshot.

What’s in the AIBX program

The AIBX program features:

  • the latest market insights and opportunities
  • insight into India’s business culture and operational environment
  • a guide to accessing India’s e-commerce marketplaces
  • virtual events and activities including ‘Succeeding in India’ webinar series, industry dialogues and business matching.

How Austrade can help

We have a dedicated team in major India cities. Our specialists can help Australian businesses understand, enter and succeed in this market. You can also find out about how to get involved in AIBX.

Contact Austrade online or call 13 28 78.

Doing business in India

India is a large and diverse market. Find out about doing business in India, including:

  • establishing a business presence
  • business culture
  • taxes and regulations.

Asialink Business’s India Country Starter Pack also has information to help you understand exporting to India.