Authenticity and innovation has always been at the heart of the Launch Pad program. For over a decade, Launch Pad has provided the local and international design community with a vital avenue to nurture and applaud original design.

Launch Pad returns in 2017 together with the INDE. Awards.

Entries for Launch Pad 2017 have now been closed.


Entries are now open.

Launch Pad is an important design initiative, promoting the support and development of product design in Asia through a unique, interactive program of events.

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

In addition to an ongoing mentorship programme with a network of industry experts, the winner of Launch Pad will receive access to the best minds across manufacturing, marketing, retail and public relations. A truly comprehensive foundation for continued success, this prize package also includes extensive media coverage across the entire Asia Pacific region via Indesign Media’s continued support.

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:

An annual competition – Entries open 2 January 2017 – 17 April 2017.

An exhibition of finalists prototypes, held as part of Indesign: The Event in Asia (TBC)

Mentoring Sessions – 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 and more.

Networking Events – The Launch Pad program culminates in an evening function of networking with key industry figures, providing the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of standout finalists.


Submissions open 2 January 2017 – 17 April 2017.


Meet our 2017 Launch Pad Judges


Principle Partner


Founding Partner


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