Digital Transactions in India: Platforms, Markets and Users

Group photo of Associate Professor Adrian Athique and Professor Shishir K. Jha with several colleagues.
Associate Professor Adrian Athique and Professor Shishir K. Jha with colleagues at IIT Bombay. Credit: Bindu.

Organisation: University of Queensland

Sector: Economic Diplomacy, Trade, Business

AIC Priority Area: Lifting outcomes in India Economic Strategy sector

Project description

The focus of this project is the centrality of digital payment systems to the growth of India's platform economy, and to the larger development vision of Digital India. This project therefore aims to facilitate knowledge exchange across different stakeholders in India's FinTech sector and their Australian counterparts. We intend to foster collaboration across commerce, information technology and social sciences in academia, and to facilitate bilateral relationships in industry. We seek to achieve these aims through 1) collaboration between leading research institutions in India and Australia on policy recommendations, 2) workshops facilitating dialogue between FinTech companies and academic experts, 3) establishing a research agenda that accounts for the social and cultural situation of digital transactions in India, and  4) exchanges of academic and industry personnel between the two countries. All these aspects of our project will be represented in a series of public engagement events in India and Australia over 2019/2020.

Key dates

  • 12 December 2019 – Mumbai Conference, Mumbai
  • 16 March 2020 – Sydney Workshop, UNSW, Sydney
  • 19 March 2020 – Brisbane Symposium, CBD, Brisbane

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Last Updated: 12 August 2019