Government opens applications for new 'Landing Pad'


The Turnbull Government has invited market-ready startups to apply for the San Francisco Landing Pad, with places available from 1 April 2016.

Landing Pads are an initiative of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and designed to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market and build high-growth and high-return enterprises.

Five Landing Pads are being established in global innovation hubs around the world with San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Shanghai opening in 2016.

The San Francisco Landing Pad is located at technology campus RocketSpace, in the geographical and cultural heart of the new technology boom in the US.

Startups can benefit from state-of-the-art workspace facilities in the accelerator for up to 90 days, as well as access to a full suite of services including coaching, introductions to mentors, investors and customer, training and tailored networking events.

‘The Landing Pad will provide Australian tech startups with a collaborative workspace, allowing them to pursue international opportunities,’ said Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo.

More information on the programme is available at the Landing Pads website.