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Launch Pad 2018 finalist Scintilla Collection by Max Leishman.

See the finalists for Launch Pad 2018

Take a look at the next generation of industrial design talent from the Asia Pacific region in Launch Pad 2018. With a diverse range of products, materials and technology – one thing they all have in common is design finesse.

5 designs we love from the Launch Pad archive

Want to win a AUD$10,000 manufacturing grant and mentoring from some of the leading figures in industrial design, manufacturing and retail? Enter Launch Pad 2018 now! Here’s all the inspo you need.

Final call: Launch Pad 2018 closes in less than a week

To all the industrial designers out there, do yourself a favour and get your prototype in to Launch Pad 2018. Not only is there $10,000 at stake, but yearlong mentorship and the chance to put your prototype into production.

The state of manufacturing with Anton Schiavello

With trades and skills moving offshore, manufacturing in Australia has been a hot topic for the industry. We talk to Anton Schiavello about how they are keeping the sector alive, and how they are working closely with the next generation of design talent.

Rafael Gomez on mentoring

Industrial design + mentoring = a winning mix

Industrial design is a tough industry to crack. And mentorship is one thing that is not always part of the university curriculum. QUT’s Rafael Gomez shares his wisdom on mentorship and being a well-rounded designer with Indesignlive.

(L-R) International jurors Benjamin Hubert and Michael Young.

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

Launch Pad has launched the careers of many local industrial designers. As a program focused on mentoring and manufacturing, it gives an incomparable chance to put your designs in front of local and international heavyweights.

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