DesignBUILD Incubator

DesignBUILD Incubator returns in 2017, offering emerging businesses the opportunity to showcase new, cutting edge products and ideas directly to industry through a dedicated commercial platform.

Is innovation important to you?

Sourcing new products is one of the main reasons to attend an event like DesignBUILD, but sometimes it can feel like you’re just seeing the same things.

That’s why we launched DesignBUILD Incubator, to help champion innovative thinkers and give them a proven, commercial platform to launch their inventions – all in a uniquely and creatively designed pavilion.

Now in its second year, DesignBUILD Incubator, in partnership with Architectural Review Asia Pacific, brings together 10 new exhibitors to showcase brand new products in the Australian market. As part of the program we also asked the industry to submit their inventions to compete for FREE space onsite – and we’re excited to be able to announce the winners below.

2017 Incubator Stand Winners


ENESS Lumes by ENESS are a light-emitting wall system that takes light out of the ceiling and transforms it into a surface of colour, light and interactive visuals. LUMES are paving the way in interactive building materials of the future and have the added dimension of affecting mood and emotion, with their latest Hospital project aiming to reduce anxiety for children.

See ENESS Lumes on Stand INC 3


HOME^3 provides the homeless with what they need—a Home of their own and all that that means in our society—safety, security, pride and belonging. Because the HOME^3 can be easily constructed and deconstructed, it can be readily moved to wherever the owner desires. It is envisaged that the basic HOME^3 will cost under $2,000 and that sites for the HOME^3 would be provided by governments to make use of under-utilised land.

See HOME^3 on Stand INC 10

Intelli Particle

Intelli Particle will showcase a brand new technology, world patented, Australian invention, that uses industrial carbon and graphite particles (exothermic coating) that create heat when provided with a low charge. It can be used in small amounts and utilised within the composition of a variety of construction materials, products, household fixtures, fittings and appliances that require heat, or produce heat.

See Intelli Particle on Stand INC2

AuroLED Australia

AuroLED Australia is a LED lighting design company which has developed transparent LED screens, that offer HD resolution on one side and transparency on the other. With up to 90% transparency, the light weight, little maintenance, LED screens are completely customised to create bespoke screens and maximizing building facades.

See AuroLED’s LED screens on Stand INC 9

Flexitec by Plastec

Flexitec by Plastec is the ultimate shock absorber for your drain. PVC plumbing systems are extremely rigid and in poor or unstable soil sites are susceptible to movement often resulting in broken pipe work leading to expensive repair costs. Australia’s ever changing atmospheric conditions, tree planting and even seismic activity are placing our drainage systems under stress. Flexitec's simplicity in look disguises the capabilities of a joint that can both deflect, twist, torque, expand and contract.

See Plastec on Stand INC1

UTS's vision for Incubator

This year’s Incubator Pavilion has the added dimension of being designed as part the University Technology Sydney’s RAW project. Designed specifically to promote innovation and collaboration, the design for the Incubator began as a 2016/17 Summer Elective for Master of Architecture students which gave them the opportunity to engage in a working Studio environment. Their final design 'FLEX' use digital modelling and fabrication methods to create a structure of 'living hinges' - A feature not to be missed at DB2017.

New Partnership for 2017

This year we’re also excited to be teaming up with Architectural Review to make sure that your genuine innovations get the industry recognition they deserve! All five finalists will be featured in Architectural Review, which has been the independent voice of Australian architecture for over 30 years.

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