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The Invitation 

Are you an innovative organisation looking for ways to shape education and direct future talent?  Is your industry encouraging young open mind sets? Are you looking for powerful authentic ways to give back?


Collaborate with UpRising to help accelerate HSC Design & Technology students and their ideas by aligning your business or industry with future talent.  

Government Partners

The NSW Government is a proud Partner of UpRising.

The NSW Government facilitates the jobs of the future by supporting innovative ecosystems in industries of differentiation.

The Sydney Startup Hub, a NSW Government initiative, is a globally significant innovation centre that cements the city's role as Australia's startup capital.


It brings a diversity of organisations and talent together in a single location. The high-density concentration helps spark innovation, ignite collaboration and provide easier and superior access to networks, skills, funding and leadership.

Regional Industry Education Partnerships (REIP) is a NSW Government initiative that strengthens connections between local industry and secondary school communities and supports students in planning for their future career pathways.

The RIEP initiative is:
• Building partnerships between employers and local schools
• Supporting employers to engage with schools and share their expectations for their future workforce
• Helping students develop the skills they need to get a job
• Strengthening links between what is learned at school and what is needed in the workplace.


RIEP takes advantage of local knowledge and networks to boost student engagement with local industry


Industry Partners

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing the annual Australian Good Design Awards and other signature design events and initiatives.

With a proud history that dates back to 1958, we remain committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous future.

We are passionately committed to recognising, rewarding and promoting the value of design at a local, national and international level.

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Through the Australian Design Council, we advocate to government and industry leaders about the role and value of design to help diversify Australia’s future economy and to help embed design-led innovation into Australia’s nation-building agenda and policy settings.


The Australian Design Council was originally established as the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) in 1958 and funded by the Commonwealth Government. The Council was based on the UK Design Council model, established by Winston Churchill’s wartime government in 1944 to support Britain’s economic recovery.

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The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group®) is a peak national employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. We have been acting on behalf of businesses across Australia for nearly 150 years. 

Ai Group is genuinely representative of Australian industry. Together with partner organisations we represent the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff. Our members are small and large businesses in sectors including manufacturing, construction, engineering, transport & logistics, labour hire, mining services, the defence industry, civil airlines and ICT.  

Our vision is for thriving industries and a prosperous community. We offer our membership strong advocacy and an effective voice at all levels of government underpinned by our respected position of policy leadership and political non-partisanship. 


We listen and we support our members in facing their challenges by remaining at the cutting edge of policy debate and legislative change. We provide solution-driven advice to address business opportunities and risks. 


The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects  (AILA)

leads a dynamic and respected profession: creating great places to support healthy communities and a sustainable planet.

We provide our members – in urban and rural Australia, and overseas – with training, recognition and a community of practice to share knowledge, ideas and action.

With our members, we anticipate and develop a leading position on issues of concern in landscape architecture. Alongside government and allied professions, we work to improve the design, planning and management of the natural and built environment.

AILA represents over 3,500 (and growing) members throughout Australia and overseas. As a not-for-profit professional association, our role is to serve the mutual interests of our members and the wider profession

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Institute of Technology Education (iTE)


Is the professional association for all Technologies teachers. This includes the full range of NESA subjects across Stages 1-6: Science & Technology K-6; Agriculture/Agricultural Technology; Design & Technology; Engineering Studies;Food Technology; Graphics Technology; Industrial Technology; Information & Software Technology; Information Processes & Technology; Marine & Aquaculture Technology; Software Design & Development; Technology Mandatory; Textiles Technology/& Design; and all associated Life Skills courses in New South Wales.


Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia

PIEFA is a not-for-profit teaching resources foundation formed through a collaboration between the Australian Government, primary industries organisations and the education sector producing teacher resources, lesson plans and online curriculum based courses.


Major Supporters

IDEA SPIES - Sharing ideas that do good

With so much misinformation available, it’s getting harder (and more time-consuming) to sift through the rubble of daily content. But the right ideas and stories have the power to change our world for the better – if we know where to look for them.

IdeaSpies takes the hard work out of finding and sharing good.

We’re an open innovation platform for clever ideas, new discoveries and original thinkers. Featuring simply written posts of 100 words or less, our stories aim to expand the mind and spark the imagination of all readers.

It’s about sharing what’s good for everybody. A place where people, industries and governments can inspire action and shape their choices toward moving humanity forward in the right direction.


PRINCIPALS - Making brand a force for positive change. 
Brands today need to be crystal clear about the value they bring. More than ever, they need to help people achieve their own ambitions – not just deliver on corporate goals.
The brands that thrive make themselves useful. They make complex decisions simple and help people connect to what matters.
At Principals we put brands to work to be a trusted force for positive change. Our seriously imaginative approach combines strategic rigour and contemporary design, with a team of inventive problem solvers focused on making your brand the stand-out choice for customers, talent and partners.

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