Austrade’s Official Australian Landing Pad in Singapore Sees Record Success in Bringing Tech Startups to Market in Southeast Asia

ninth cohort to the Australian Landing Pad in Singapore

On Wednesday, 4 September 2019 the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) had officially welcomed the ninth cohort to the Australian Landing Pad in Singapore. This brings the number of startups making the leap from Australia to Singapore via the Landing Pad program to 41 since its first cohort that started in March 2017. While being sector agnostic, the program has seen a high number of cybersecurity, edtech, medtech and logistics startups land in Singapore. These startups have gone on to collaborate with more than 60 corporate and government entities in the region – a testament of the Landing Pad’s credibility.

To date, 92 per cent of graduated startups have continued doing business across Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. They have since opened 21 offices in ASEAN, in turn driving local recruitment.

Read more about the latest cohort in the press release (PDF)