Launchpad

Launchpad is a place for students, researchers and industry to come together to solve challenges and create opportunities.

Murdoch works with business, government and the wider community on many projects and partnerships, and our partners often have great opportunities for students to get involved.

Get real-world experience

Are you interested in entrepreneurship and innovation? You could work on a real-life project with Murdoch researchers and our partners at Launchpad.

Launchpad is also a great place for students to attend events and learn from industry, take advantage of cutting-edge facilities such as 3D printers and collaboration spaces, and even get professional consulting advice on your own idea.

 
One on one session in progress at Launchpad

Expertise and training

Launchpad gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in the innovative entrepreneurial world, including:

  • 1 to 1 appointments to discuss business ideas and development with our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jeremy Chetty
  • access to entrepreneurial competitions and training
  • the opportunity to pitch your ideas at Startup Huddle Perth
  • help with your own hackathon or industry related event
  • the opportunity to engage with industry on real world issues.

Access to Careers, Work Integrated Learning events and training

3D printer printing in progress

Access event space and specialised equipment

Launchpad has state-of-the-art facilities and event space ready for you to use, including:

  • bookable meeting, events and co-working spaces
  • 3D printers, A0 printer, VR equipment, computer-controlled vinyl plotter/cutter
  • video recording equipment.

We can also promote your event to our engaged audience and access and provide training for specialised equipment to support development of your new product.

Murdoch staff and students are welcome to book Launchpad for meetings and events through our booking page.

We also encourage Murdoch staff and students to run events at Launchpad such as hackathons and industry panel events. Please visit our events page to discover the kinds of events that take place at Launchpad.

We can also promote your event to our engaged audience and access and provide training for specialised equipment to support development of your new product.

Students discussing ideas

Become part of a community

You don’t need to have ‘the next big idea’ to be part of Launchpad. If you do that’s great, however, if you’re simply interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, working with like-minded people and developing new skills, there are ways you can join in.

The best ideas are formed and developed through teams; you may be able to offer IT, engineering, marketing, financial planning or other skills, all of which are essential in launching a new idea.

If you’re interested in taking part, join our Launchpad student team and connect with like-minded peers. Simply download the form below and return to launchpad@murdoch.edu.au

Expression of Interest to Join the Launchpad Skills Database (PDF - 83 KB)

Join us at Launchpad

See who we’re working with, book our spaces and equipment or sign up for forthcoming events - find out more at Launchpad.

[With Launchpad] I’ve gone well beyond my once existing comfort zone and have developed transferable skills that will no doubt come in handy in my future career and entrepreneurial ventures… I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything else and I’m proud of how far I’ve come.Jordan Kidd, winner of the 2018 Young Entrepreneurs program.

Want to find out more?

If you would like to talk to us and learn more, please get in touch.

Drop in

Launchpad is located at the heart of Murdoch University’s Perth campus, in the Geoffrey Bolton Library.

Email

Contact the Launchpad team at
launchpad@murdoch.edu.au