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UpRising is a strategic partnership with NSW Government, the Institute of Technology Education (iTE), Good Design Australia and our major partners.

The key objective of UpRising is to identify and celebrate design-led young entrepreneurial students and provide them with a clear pathway to develop their skills & concepts during their HSC year and beyond. 

The UpRising initiative brings together design students from all education sectors in NSW and creates collaborations between business & industry, government, research, tertiary education and community to cover everything from the design of everyday products we use, the services we interact with and the places and spaces we occupy.  

UpRising inspires and elevates our young design talent to help nurture Australia's innovation ecosystem.

2023 Registration {Opening in November}



NSW schools are now invited to participate in the UpRising and register their Stage 6 Design & Technology students undertaking their Major Design Project (MDP).


Teachers discuss with your year 12 students how UpRising can benefit them and their gauge their interest for participation as a maximum of 3 students per school is allowed for the first opening.


Teachers and students then complete registration via the iTE portal. Once registration is completed, students post their MDP idea in the UpRising category on the IdeaSpies sharing platform. 

Posts need to be ready to go live March 2023

How to Post my MDP Idea?​


Quick and easy - students use the guidelines for How to Post on IdeaSpies for maximum professional impact and engagement from business and industry. 


Once your post is up and running you can also push it out to social media using the share icons under your post to engage with business and industry and gain even more useful comments and offers of mentor support.












The Benefits


Joining the 2023 UpRising is very simple. ​There is no extra work for the student or teacher, in fact it is designed to reduce teacher workload.

  • Students need to develop their MDP by getting community feedback, why not reach lots of interesting businesses and organisations by posting your MDP idea and connect with hundreds of businesses and industry.  

  • Uprising provides authentic experiences for students on their design journey, receiving recognition and industry support during their critical HSC year.


  • This support is organic and delivered in an open forum, making it easy and safe for all students to develop their projects through collaborations.

  • Business and industry can connect with students to target their support focusing on particular projects that best match the skills and experiences that they see are most important and help develop their talent pipe lines.

  • It allows business and industry the opportunity to shape education and develop the future workforce.

UpRising Awards


Outstanding projects will be recognized at the UpRising Awards each year. See last year's winners click here

Award winners will be announced during the year event and receive a range of support and opportunities to take their projects and skills to the next level. 



Award Winners will join the UpRising Alumni and be invited to participate in the Jury Panel for the following year UpRising Awards.

A collaboration between all stakeholders that continues the development and empowerment of innovative, mindsets beyond the classroom, for the betterment of Australia.

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