Airbus BizLab business accelerator invites first project entries Six month support to convert innovative ideas into valuable business

Published on: 14th May 2015

Airbus BizLab has opened its first call for projects entries after the business accelerator was launched on March 9th this year. Project proposals can be submitted from now until June 11th, 2015 via . After the selection process, Airbus will offer early-stage projects wide-ranging support in the form of a six-month “acceleration programme”.  

The selected project candidates will have access to a large number of Airbus coaches, experts and mentors in various domains (technology, legal, finance, marketing, etc.); free office space, a dedicated mentor; learn and act sessions; access to prototyping and test facilities, and a demo day with Airbus decision makers, partners, subsidiaries, customers, and venture capital.

The projects within the acceleration programme will include the development of a product, a service, an application related to augmented reality, as well as data analysis and digitalisation, which can be used in the aeronautical industry.

“Now the time for real action starts. Collecting and studying in detail the different and challenging innovative proposals will be a very much exciting part of our job,” said Bruno Gutierres, Head of Airbus BizLab. “The world is rich with people with brilliant ideas and our goal is to select the ones that will benefit our industry and our communities the most.”

Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace business accelerator where start-ups and Airbus “intrapreneurs” (internal entrepreneurs) can work together to speed up transforming their innovative ideas into valuable businesses.

Airbus, headquartered in Toulouse, France, is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold near 15.500 aircraft to more than 370 customers worldwide and delivered more than 9,000 since first Airbus aircraft entered into service.

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