Landing Pads

Apply for the Landing Pads program

Applications are now open for our Landing Pads in Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Your application should include information about your startup and your team; your vision for your company; and how participation in the Landing Pads will help you take your business to the world.

Successful applicants will secure a place at their nominated Landing Pad location for a period of up to 90 days.

Key dates

The Landing Pads program runs 3 cohorts per year to all five locations: Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv: 

Cohort Application Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
LP1 2018 9 Oct 2017 20 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 22 Jan 2018 23 Apr 2018
LP2 2018 5 Feb 2018 12-23 Mar 2018 14 May 2018 13 Aug 2018
LP3 2018 21 May 2018 2-13 Jul 2018 3 Sep 2018 3 Dec 2018

To provide flexibility and accommodate participant timelines, successful applicants can choose  which cohort they would like to join. This means positions in upcoming cohorts may already be filled.  

Start your application 

Further assistance

If you have any questions about the Landing Pads program, guidelines or deadlines, contact Austrade on 13 28 78 or email

See FAQs for additional information about the Landing Pads program. 

To find out more about the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, call 13 28 46 or visit

For more information on how Austrade can help you enter new markets, visit or email

Defence Export Control 

If your product, service or technology can be used for military and dual-use purposes, or if you are unsure of their controlled status, please contact Defence Export Controls in advance of applying for the Landing Pad program. Before Austrade is able to assist you, it is important to have sought export approval from Defence Export Controls (DEC) before exporting dual-use goods or technologies.

Defence Export Controls can be reached on 1800 661 066 or at All relevant forms and guidelines are listed at Please note that Defence Export Controls application completion guidelines state that non-complex export applications may take up to 15 working days, and complex applications may take up to 35 working days.



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