IvyCamp, India’s first unified technology based platform leveraging the Global Alumni Network to support innovation and entrepreneurship has partnered with Airbus Bizlab for their second season of accelerator program which is set to start on the 9th of Jan.
Announcing the call for applications for their 6 months accelerator program, they wish to support innovative start-ups in Robotics, IoT, Data Analytics, Image Processing, VR/AR, FinTech (Processes, Budgeting, Accounting, Reporting, Funding etc.), Supply Chain, Door to Door Mobility (Passenger experience), Gaming, Aviation Products and Services, Drones, Manufacturing, Airport Management (Services and Products), Space Technologies and Solutions.
Airbus BizLab strongly believes that there is room for startups in the above-mentioned areas to co-innovate with Airbus teams to bring in new innovations from outside which will add value to Airbus and aerospace sector.
Bruno Gutierres, Head of Airbus BizLab said:
[quote]”Airbus BizLab is relatively a new initiative from Airbus that aims at bringing external innovation from startups into the Airbus ecosystem. The first BizLab was set up in Toulouse, France in March 2015 and since two more BizLabs have come into existence; one in Hamburg, Germany and another in Bangalore, India.[/quote]
“While we are happy with the results so far, we believe that we should keep increasing our benchmark in order to stay in the game. The call for applications is an important exercise for us as this is what will set the momentum for the rest of the season. We believe that IvyCamp, with their extensive reach with startups and educational institutes, are well placed to help us in identifying innovative startups,” he added.
Speaking about the partnership, Anju Gupta, President IvyCamp, said:
[quote]”Creating a connect between industry, innovators and our educational institutes is very important to help drive innovation to address practical everyday problems that the industry is facing. To help these innovators on the path to success requires a daily engagement with the experts in that industry, resources to prototype and test, and access to markets to validate. We believe that Airbus BizLab will provide this opportunity to deserving startups and we are very excited to partner with them.” [/quote]
This partnership is in line with IvyCamp’s broader objective to create a greater connect between industry and innovation.