Each year the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO) hosts “Rocket” – a competition for Ontario’s graduating industrial designers. Graduates nominated at the top of their class from Carleton University, Humber College, OCAD University, and Sheridan College have the opportunity to pitch their final year thesis projects to a jury of select industry professionals with the top winners announced at the Rocket Awards Ceremony.

With Autodesk Toronto, we are shaping the future of innovation.

We partnered with AutoDesk Toronto to host ACIDO Rocket 2019 in one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs located at the MaRS Discovery District. Connecting industrial designers with high-impact startups, researchers and innovators, we hope to encourage creative collisions that will shape the future of innovation.


Explore the work of Ontario’s top 2019 industrial design graduates from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, May 25, 2019 at AutoDesk Toronto (University & College).

Open House | Friday, May 24 from 12:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday May 25 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Explore the work on Ontario’s top 2019 industrial design talent for a sneak peek one full day before the anticipated Awards Ceremony. Free, RSVP required. Rocket Awards | Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM Discover the winners of the coveted Rocket Awards and celebrate with the design community during our annual evening social. Doors open at 6:00 PM and Award Ceremony beings at 8:00 PM.

Don’t know what to expect? Check out last year’s event at AutoDesk, Toronto.

ACIDO Rocket 2018 from ACIDO on Vimeo.