Airbus BizLab targets aerospace startups in East Africa

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Airbus BizLab has launched the #Africa4Future initiative, targeting East African startups.

Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator has launched the #Africa4Future initiative targeting start-ups that are transforming the aerospace business in East Africa. The Airbus BizLab offers early-stage projects support, in the form of a six-month “accelerator programme”. The programme will give startups access to coaches, experts and mentors.

“We are excited to finally bring this programme to East Africa. We have been impressed by some of the innovations coming out of hubs such as Gearbox, Outbox, mLab, C4D Lab among other hubs and university research labs within the region. We are looking forward to receiving inspiring ideas and concepts from Nairobi in the coming weeks,” said Bruno Gutierres, Head of the Airbus BizLabs.

Airbus BizLab searches for startups that shape the future of a growing society, support sustainable development and empower mobility through aerospace technologies (AEROmobility) which traverses the following areas; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs), Satellite Operations and Imagery, 3D Printing, Smart sensors, Internet of Things (IOT), smart energy and Artificial Intelligence.

The winning startup will win a fully-paid 10-day-trip to Europe in Oct/Nov 2017 and get the chance to meet and interact with aerospace experts and boost their startup. The startup will be able to work on solutions and, depending on the advancement of the project, partner with Airbus BizLab to see it to product stage.

Airbus BizLab invites all entrepreneurs and start-up businesses from the region to apply before the 6th September 2017. East African startups with solutions or ideas that are in line with the Airbus Vision on AEROmobility are called to submit their application. Interested startups can apply Here.

Edited By: Fundisiwe Maseko
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