Airbus Bizlab, a global network of accelerator facilities from aircraft manufacturing major Airbus has selected 10 startups from Hamburg, Germany and Bangalore for its six-month acceleration programme, it announced today.
These startups submitted their project proposals for the Airbus business accelerators in their latest calls and were selected from around 180 applicants in 36 countries.
The idea behind the programme for Airbus is to work with startups to tap new technologies and transform innovative ideas into business.
The four startups selected in Bangalore include Blue Morfo, which is developing a mobile application to detect and prevent specific corporate health related issues, like exposure of airline crew to jetlag, cabin pressurisation, etc.,
Shoonya Games is proposing interactive gaming solutions for training and marketing purposes through the use of Virtual Reality and 3D technologies embedded in a mobile device.
Open Turf’s project is about providing Wireless in-flight entertainment using passenger personal devices.
And Qualitas offers automated quality inspection systems for manufacturing, specializing in 2D and 3D machine vision.
According to Airbus, the programme “provides wide-ranging support for early-stage projects in the form of a six-month acceleration programme, through which entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and Airbus employee “intrapreneurs” are given access to a large number of coaches, experts and mentors across various domains – including technology, legal, finance, marketing and communications, easing prototyping and market access.”
The other startups selected are ZinkCloud from Spain, Jetlite, Synergeticon and Teraki from Germany, Velmenni from Estonia/India, and Nebaqua from Spain.