Indonesian tech giant sets up first Technology Hub in Australia

22 Feb 2022

Indonesian tech giant Bukalapak is setting up a Technology Hub in Melbourne, Victoria. The Hub is the company’s first international base.

R&D work to focus on big data, IoT and AI

Bukalapak is Indonesia’s first listed tech firm. Its online and offline platforms serve more than 100 million users.

The Technology Hub will focus on big data, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. The work will support Bukalapak’s mission to help small, family-owned businesses to sell online. It also wants to improve access to products beyond Indonesia’s largest cities.

‘Melbourne’s tech ecosystem is an ideal base for Bukalapak to establish this tech hub,’ says Teddy Oetomo, Bukalapak’s President.

‘[It] enables Indonesia’s tech talent to work together with tech professionals from Australia and around the world.’

Austrade’s support for Bukalapak

To facilitate the investment, Austrade provided Bukalapak with:

  • industry capability updates
  • information on tax and investment incentives
  • introductions to service providers
  • collaboration with state governments.

Austrade’s investment specialists can assist investors with:

  • stakeholder introductions
  • information on the Australian business and regulatory environment
  • market intelligence and investment opportunities
  • information about grants and investment incentives.

Melbourne: a tech powerhouse

Melbourne offers rich tech and innovation capabilities and a high-quality pool of tech talent. It also offers opportunities for Bukalapak to explore partnerships with world-class Victorian universities.

Bukalapak joins other global tech companies that are doing R&D in Australia:

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