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mdp Client Wins Prestigious Award for Innovative Edtech Platform

Sarah Gilkes | December 16th, 2016

mdp client Quitch has emerged as a prizewinner at the international “Reimagine Education” Awards in Philadelphia, USA, receiving the Oceania Regional Bronze Award for its edtech platform, Quitch.


Quitch is a gamified, mobile learning platform for teaching within primary, secondary, and higher education. It was developed out of Swinburne University of Technology in 2015 by Dr Gráinne Oates and Professor Dan Hunter, and since then has been shown to dramatically improve student engagement, student retention levels, and student performance. It also provides educators with real-time data on student engagement and comprehension levels, meaning that teachers can intervene at an early stage, rather than becoming aware of a problem after an end-of-term assessment.

The platform has been enthusiastically received by schools and universities in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Europe and Asia, and will continue to be rolled out internationally over the coming years. mdp has been working with Scapegrace since the start of 2016, assisting them to establish their corporate structure, protect their intellectual property, set up licence arrangements, prepare privacy policies and terms of use, and raise capital.

The “Reimagine Education” Awards are hosted by Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, and are regarded as one of the most prestigious sets of edtech awards internationally. The recognition of Quitch within such a high calibre field is a real testament to the innovative, student-focused thinking behind the platform. It follows a number of other awards which Quitch has received over the past 12 months, including the Innovation Award at the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) for the most innovative tool introduced into the classroom, and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology (awarded to Dr Oates).

mdp congratulates Scapegrace on the Reimagine Education Award, and looks forward to further exciting developments in 2017. Further information about Quitch is available via Scapegrace’s website:

Sarah Gilkes

Sarah Gilkes

Director, BA(Hons) LL.B LL.M at mdp
Sarah is a highly accomplished, award-winning lawyer with specialist expertise in intellectual property (IP) and commercial law. Sarah helps clients to protect and strategically develop their ideas, taking them from the concept stage through to commercialisation. She also provides commercial advice to Australian and international businesses, guiding clients through a range of business challenges including business acquisitions and disposals, corporate structuring, shareholder agreements and capital raising.
Sarah Gilkes

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