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Entry to the 2016 Design Entrepreneur Awards is now officially open.

Organised by CtechBA and Good Design Australia, the new Design Entrepreneur Awards is an innovative commercialisation platform open to designers, engineers and entrepreneurs who have an innovative idea for a new product or service that is at a pre-commercialisation stage. The Awards were created to inspire the next generation of design entrepreneurs and to provide an innovative platform to help bring new ideas and businesses to market.

The Awards were established on the foundation that technology innovations can improve people’s lives. We passionately believe that it is only through effective commercialisation that these innovations will reach the market and make a difference to our world.

Entry is free to eligible participants.

Entrants will be provided a unique opportunity to feature their ideas on the Design Entrepreneur Awards website and cross promoted through the annual Good Design Awards and Good Design Australia web portals.

Finalists will be offered significant promotional opportunities and media exposure through this level of recognition and will be invited to pitch their idea to a live audience comprising investors, business and design partners where the overall winner(s) will be selected. This exclusive event will take place during the annual Good Design Festival which is part of the Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Finalists will be offered professional services by CtechBA valued at $25,000 to develop a customized commercialisation plan to help get their idea to market and the overall winner given the opportunity to join CtechBA’s Business Acceleration Program and gain investment, expertise and access to distribution channels.

Entries close 15 April 2016.