Services


Launch Pad is a place where you can maximise your business success and drive your ability to innovate through access to high quality - low cost office and meeting space, business services and support.

Launch Pad has been designed with a specialised methodology to support every business in an individual and tailored manner. The mantra, Collaborate, Innovate, Grow is not just a tagline, it encapsulates a deliberate structure that maximises the opportunity for entrepreneurs to achieve success in today's technology driven world.

Business Advice and Mentoring

Launch Pad is a great place to maximise your business success and drive your ability to innovate through access to high quality - low cost office space, business services and support.
This includes our own in-house mentors, partner resources and a range of government assistance.

Including:

  • NSW Small Biz Connect
  • Innovate NSW
  • Australian Government Entrepreneurs Programme
  • Various Local Government programs.

At Launch Pad we work with you to assess your needs and connect you to the best source of assistance. Whether it is working with our team, with a government program, or referring you to one of our specialist partners or a mix of all of these options. We tailor our support to meet your individual needs.

You can access our services through any of our Technology Business Incubator or simply call for an initial discussion on 02 9678 7200 or email launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au.

Technology Business Incubation

Launch Pad offers a high quality technology business Incubation program for early stage and high-growth businesses in Western Sydney. The Incubator provides clients with modern low-cost office accommodation and in-house mentoring services to help them establish and grow.

Key to our incubation program is the opportunity to connect to the wide range of resources available within the University. This can be in the form of working with a scientist, researcher or part of a specialist project team to help develop new technology or innovation. It could also involve utilising facilities and equipment at the University, such as 3D printing machines or specialised testing equipment.

Entry to the Incubator is on a competitive basis and interested businesses are required to go through an application process. Business and or business ideas will be assessed on a number of criteria including:

  • The quality of your business or business idea
  • Your financial position
  • The potential for your business to add jobs to the local economy in the future, and
  • The level of technical skills you have in your business field.

Working in the incubator gives you many benefits, one important one is the collaboration you will have with the other businesses in the incubator. You will have the opportunity to build a wide network; you will be connected to potential investors and capital and linked to potential new markets and customers.

You can find out more about the Business Incubator and access our services through any of our Technology Business Incubator or simply call for an initial discussion on 02 9678 7200 or email Launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au

Accelerator Program

COMING SOON – Launch Pad will deliver a range of Accelerator programs beginning in 2016. The Accelerator program is being developed with our partners KPMG and NAB, based on their experiences with their own Accelerator programs over several years. The purpose of our accelerator programs is to provide participants with a 12-16 week intensive support program, working from one of our Technology Business Incubator in collaboration with a mentoring team that will help focus and direct their business and technology development activities to maximize success.

Through a Launch Pad acceleration program you will receive:

  • Access to deep domain and business start-up mentoring
  • Access to high quality work space
  • Connectivity to Western Sydney University's, schools, institutes and research groups
  • Links to capital for investment
  • Exposure to markets and key customers

Accelerator programs are planned in 2016 for the following areas:

  • Medical Device Technologies
  • Integrated Health Care Technologies
  • Construction Technologies
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

You can find out more about our Accelerator programs through any of our Technology Business Incubator or simply call for an initial discussion on 02 9678 7202 or email Launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au

Government Programs and Grants

Launch Pad can connect you into a range of State and federal government grant programs through our affiliation with both governments. These programs include Innovate NSW from the NSW Government and the Australian Governments Entrepreneurship program. In some cases Launch Pad may also be able to assist you with developing applications for government grants and funding.

You can find out more about our how to work with government programs and grants through any of our Technology Business Incubator or simply call for an initial discussion on 02 9678 7202 or email Launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au

Student Resources

Launch Pad is a great way to access Western Sydney University's fantastic range of student talent. With almost 45,000 students, Western Sydney University has one of the largest student populations in Sydney and offers a range of options to engage students which include; projects, placements, internships and recruitment.

Applied, or Work Integrated Learning is a major focus in the education of our students at our University to give them real life work experience. We seek to prepare students for the workforce that have a strong mix of theoretical understanding and applied knowledge, gained through work experience. The University has an extensive range of industry partners who provide opportunities for students to gain work experience. We are continually building these partnerships, by providing students that can add value to businesses and become a direct source of talent for recruitment.

Launch Pad staff are able to liaise with academic program coordinators, Western Sydney University Careers and our Co-operative Education Centre to help you recruit a student for your business.

You can find out more about our how to work with Western Sydney University's students through any of our Technology Business Incubator or simply call for an initial discussion on 02 9678 7202 or email Launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au

Partner with Western Sydney University 

Launch Pad serves as a single access point for industry and government to access the University for partnering opportunities in areas such as research collaboration, accessing of University equipment and facilities and also industry partnerships to assist in developing the region.