The Launch Pad program provides the local and international design community with a vital avenue to nurture, support, cultivate and celebrate original, authentic and innovative emerging design.
The winner receives The Ultimate Launch Package: a $10,000 grant to help develop their prototype, mentoring sessions, personalised production plan management from an industry expert, as well as media support and PR.
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.
An annual competition – Entries open xxx and close xxx
An exhibition of finalists prototypes – Held in conjunction with the INDE.Awards.
Mentoring Sessions & Workshops – Offering 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 and more.
Networking Events – The Launch Pad program culminates in the INDE.Awards ceremony function where you can network with key industry figures, providing the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the winner on a global stage.
Click here to commence your entry process.
Submissions are now open and close xxxx.
In order to showcase the best of the best, we’re relying on the careful curatorial eye of a prestigious judging panel.
Powered by their insights, Launch Pad will be thrust onto the global stage with the INDE.Awards.
Design Editor. Australian Financial Review
Australian born and raised, after graduating from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Political Studies, Stephen began his work life as a research sociologist for the Health Department of Victoria in the mid-1980s. In 1990, in a quest to expand his cultural and geographical horizons, he moved to Paris, France where he would remain for the ensuing two decades. There, he began contributing essays on art, fashion, architecture and design to newspapers that have included The New York Times, The Guardian, The Australian and Le Monde, and for magazines including Blueprint, Wallpaper*, British Elle Decor and American Vogue.
Founder & CEO. Indesign Media
Rajesh Nandan is the founder, Publisher and Chief Executive Office of the design industry’s premier regional media house, Indesign Media Asia Pacific. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce & Marketing from Charles Sturt University in 1998, Raj purchased his first magazine at age 22 in 1993 and, after successfully launching various magazines in the design and architecture sector throughout the 90s, Raj launched his own boutique-publishing house in 2000, with flagship title, Indesign.
Over the course of the last 16 years, Indesign Media Asia Pacific (IMAP) found instant success with Indesign magazine, which now circulates in 41 countries worldwide, and today, produces a stable of well-respected design, architecture and product-based titles. Indesign, Indesignlive, Habitus, Habitusliving, Cubes, Lookbox and Lookboxliving are just a few of the cross-cultural consumer platforms forged by Raj for both the industry and consumer design hunters covering Australian, New Zealand and South-East Asian content.
Wanting to further bolster and grow the Asia Pacific’s design industry, Raj founded emerging design program Launch Pad in 2003. This prototype-to-production mentoring program is one of the biggest jewels in the Indesign crown, now in its tenth year directly supporting many young designers achieve commercial reality with the support of IMAP and its high calibre industry partners.
Nandan has since been invited onto several boards, including the RedDot Design Awards Judging Panel, the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers, the Advisory Board for Emergency Architects Australia, and is also an Ambassador for Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific, a Judge for the International Design Awards Los Angeles, and a Judge for the Australian International Design Awards.
We’re partnering with only the best brands from the region to fuel this premiere year of the INDE.Awards. Together we are supporting the ongoing development of design in Asia Pacific. It’s our region. We’re uniting to shine the spotlight on its design leaders.
Business Relationship Manager
Business Relationship Manager
Cubes Magazine Editor, Singapore
Indesign Magazine Co-Editor, Australia
Habitus Magazine Deputy Editor, Australia
Indesign Magazine Editor, Hong Kong