IITs, IISc, KIIT to launch aerospace and defence start-ups in association with Boeing India

21 May, 2019
IITs, IISc, KIIT to launch aerospace and defence start-ups in association with Boeing India

On Monday, Aerospace major Boeing declared a program launch for Indian engineering students, faculty, and start-ups with a potential to shape up the future of defence and aerospace. This program will help the innovators to transform their ideas into viable business offerings.

The ideas in the following fields will be acceptable:

  • Aerospace
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Analytics (artificial intelligence and machine learning)
  • Materials
  • Robotics and the Internet of Things

Boeing India President, Salil Gupte said that Boeing is committed to garnering skill and innovation development in India. As per him, the alliance between Boeing and Indian academia will establish an entrepreneurial ecosystem with a potential to transform the aerospace future in India.

Boeing has introduced Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme to create an arena for the entrepreneurs and students to harness the benefits of our insightful experience and partner platform. They will learn to develop ideas into path-breaking innovations.

Seven incubators partnered with Boeing are:

IIT Delhi,

IIT Gandhinagar,

IIT Bombay,

IIT Madras,

IISc Bangalore,

T-Hub Hyderabad

KIIT Bhubaneshwar to select finalists for the BUILD boot camps.

Process of Boeing India Recruitment

At regional level, the shortlisted teams will participate first. Then, on Boeing Innovation Day that will be organized in September, the finalists will pitch their concepts to the selection committee of subject-matter experts.

The shortlisted teams will compete at a regional level and the finalists will then pitch their ideas to a selection panel of subject-matter experts on Boeing Innovation Day, to be held in September.

The winners will be awarded a certificate with cash prize. Throughout the contest, the finalists will have interaction with the Boeing mentors and industry experts to refine their concepts and garner entrepreneurial skills.

Know Boeing

Since its inception, Boeing has been significantly investing resources to nurture talent for the Indian aerospace sector. Boeing has launched the programs like the Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship and HorizonX India to create a remarkable impact whilst developing a skilled workforce and new-age entrepreneurs.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.

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