Airbus has selected twenty two new start-ups to join its BizLab for the launch of the fifth accelerator programme.
During the six-month acceleration programme, the
start-ups will receive support from an international team of
experts from various fields and have access to dedicated coaching
staff, networking opportunities and co-working spaces.
Hailing from nine countries around the world,
the twenty two new start-ups were selected out of 704 applications
from 59 countries.
One of the main criteria used in the selection
process were the synergies between the start-up projects and
Airbusí sustainability, environment and innovation strategy in the
fields of reduction of emissions and alternative propulsion
technology, additive manufacturing, data analytics, robotics,
smart protection and testing systems and artificial intelligence.
The selected start-ups will join a unique
consolidated global network and be based on one of Airbusí four
BizLab campuses; Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany), Bangalore
(India) and Madrid (Spain).
starting in 2015, Airbus BizLab has helped to accelerate 72 start-ups and 54 internal projects, which have
raised a combined Ä23.5 million.