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Airbus and early stage investor HAX launch a call for start-ups

28.09.2017Tips and Information

Airbus and HAX, an early stage investor in hardware start-ups, have joined forces to explore the future of urban air mobility through a four-month accelerator programme based in Shenzhen, China.

Airbus, in partnership with HAX, will help bring these ideas from prototypes to market faster and accelerate the pace at which it can commercialise innovative ideas to shape the future of urban air mobility. The collaboration will be an exclusive four-month urban air mobility acceleration programme at HAX's world-class premises in Shenzhen. Early-stage start-ups focused on developing technologies that address the following challenges are invited to apply: 

  • Urban air transport vehicle technology;
  • Aerial sense and avoid technology;
  • Airport runway and landing detection systems;
  • Emergency safety technology for airborne vehicles;
  • Infrastructure for airborne transport vehicles;
  • Autonomous airborne vehicle technology;
  • Aerial manoeuvres decision making and support systems;
  • Air traffic management systems;
  • Aerial collision detection and avoidance systems;
  • Battery packaging and management systems for airborne vehicles.

Selected applicants will receive a minimum up-front investment of 100,000 USD, as well as technical guidance and hands-on help from both Airbus and HAX experts to turn prototypes into a reality. Business expertise will complement engineering talent to ensure the sustainability of the projects.

Applicants from around the globe are encouraged to apply now. More information about the program can be found here.

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