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Nurturing and awarding authenticity and innovation among Asia Pacific’s emerging designers.

For over a decade, Launch Pad has provided the Asia Pacific design community with a vital avenue for mentorship on the road from prototype to production. Launch Pad returns in 2018, fully embedded in the INDE.Awards and with a new regional cohesion.

Have your design evaluated on a regional platform by leading industry figures.

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Launch Pad is an important design initiative, promoting the support and development of product design through a unique, interactive program of events. This year the program is taking a more cohesive regional view, with the winners of the Australian and Asian editions competing for the honour of overall regional winner.

The Launch Pad program provides the design community with a vital avenue to nurture and celebrate original, authentic and innovative emerging design in Asia Pacific, thus supporting and cultivating the careers of those product designers involved.

The depth and breadth of Launch Pad goes far beyond its annual exhibition of prototypes. The expertly curated Launch Pad program of events also promotes real relationships between people, ideas and products in design.

The Launch Pad program encompasses four major components:

  1. An annual competition – Entries open 21 November 2017 – 22 January 2018. Entries from Australia and New Zealand will be judged in Sydney. Entries from Asia will be judged in Singapore.
  1. Mentoring workshop – Mentoring sessions offer valuable insights into a range of essential topics, from how to develop your creative business, to marketing your brand and products, finding retailers, connecting with manufacturers, how to get press coverage, and more. One-day Mentor Workshops will be held in Sydney and Singapore, and are available to all entrants in the 2018 program for an additional fee. Location and timing are to be confirmed.
  1. Networking Events – The Launch Pad program will be celebrated as part of the INDE.Awards gala, which will be held in Singapore in 2018 with a satellite screening in Sydney.

  1. Winner Accolades – Live judging in Sydney and Singapore will determine a regional winner for Australia/New Zealand and other APAC nations respectively. The highest scoring regional winner will take the top prize of Ultimate Launch Pad Winner.
  • The Ultimate Launch Pad Winner will win:
    • The accolade of being our 2018 Launch Pad Winner at the INDE.Awards
    • Media Content Package with Indesign Media to the value of $15,000
    • Mentoring with the whole regional judging panel for 1 year, with the aim of helping the winner take their prototype into production
    • $10,000 manufacturing grant, which must be used to achieve the above point
  • The remaining runner up will benefit from:
    • The accolade of being our 2018 Regional Launch Pad Runner Up at the INDE.Awards
    • Media Package with Indesign Media to the value of $5,000
    • Mentorship for 1-year with a judge of their choice

partners

Launch Pad is supported by some of the region’s best brands, and those with a particular interest in supporting the ongoing development of design in Asia Pacific.

Principle Partner

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Founding Partner

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Strategic Partners

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Sponsorship & Partner Enquiries.

Colleen Black
Brand Director

Dana Ciaccia 
Brand Director

Karmen Lee
Senior Brand Manager

Submission Enquiries.

Luis Ugarte 
Asia

Julie Seong
Australia/New Zealand

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