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Airbus Fly Your Ideas

Fly Your Ideas team lead from The University of Hong Kong Award Ceremony

Fly Your Ideas is a unique global student challenge. Teams from all academic profiles are invited to innovate with Airbus and UNESCO for the sustainable future of aviation. 

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Get inspired by the Airnovation Summer Academy 2018

Airnovation Summer Academy 2018

“Joining the Airbus Airnovation Summer Academy is a once in a lifetime experience." – 2018 Airnovator

The week-long event was filled with stimulating talks; numerous exchanges between Airnovation Faculty and students; and intense learning, concept development and pitch preparation using techniques such as Design Thinking and the Business Model Canvas.


On the last day, 48 students from 20 countries in 6 multidisciplinary teams pitched their proposals for game changing concepts linked to the global need for food and water security to an expert Jury. The team with the winning proposal was NAVgreen and the team winning the audience vote for the quality of their pitch was team reWATER.


The final pitches and award ceremony are available to watch on the Videos section of the Airbus Careers Facebook page:

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You can find all our live coverage of the 2018 edition on social media using #Airnovation2018 

The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge at ICRA 2016

Team Naist, winners of the 2016 Airbus Shopfloor challenge

The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge invited robotics teams from around the world to create innovative robotic solutions for a real-life manufacturing challenge, and compete live at the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 15-21 May 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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