Deadline approaching: San Francisco Landing Pad

The Defence Innovation Hub has put a call out for an exciting opportunity to register for a new Government initiative that is part of the Australian Government’s Defence Export Strategy.

Austrade has partnered with the Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) and CSIRO, to deliver a market-entry program for dual civilian and defence use start-ups/scale-ups at the San Francisco Landing Pad.

The Landing Pads program provides market-ready startups and scaleups with potential for rapid growth a cost-effective option to land and expand into major global innovations hubs around the world.

Landing Pads provide market-ready startups and scaleups with:

– a ninety-day residency in a co-working space to help them grow their business by facilitating in-market business development, introductions to investors and mentor networks and strategic partnership opportunities

– business services and in-market learnings from local and international experts

– access to a curated community that supports Australian entrepreneurs who want to go global via shared insights and collaboration opportunities, and

– assistance post residency with business advice to help them continue to grow their business.

Applications close on 8 March 2019.  To find out more about the landing pads program visit