Airbus BizLab Bengaluru starts third season with six finalist start-ups

Airbus BizLab launched the third season of its acceleration programme by shortlisting six startups.

The programme is designed not only for aerospace start-ups but also encourages ones with innovative, new-age solutions that can be adapted for the aviation sector.

This includes data analytics, AI, factories of the future, smart energy, cybersecurity, supply chain/blockchain, space tech, urban air mobility etc. The lab received 140 applications from seven countries.

Airbus BizLab Global Head Bruno Gutierres said apart from the acceleration programme for the selected start-ups, the BizLab in India has formed a community of over 2,300 start-ups from India, South-East Asia and Israel.

"We would be actively engaging with the community to share challenges and identify more innovative start-ups to work with. We truly believe that the start-up ecosystem in India is one of the most promising around the world and are excited by some of the on-going projects at the BizLab in Bengaluru." said Gutierres.

The six startup selected include Zasti, Orxa Energies, Airpix Geoanalytics, CATS Global, Block Armour and Hindustan Magnesium.

Airbus BizLab reviewed the applications from startup on the basis of business concept, level of innovation, scalability and potential to solve real-life problems in aviation.

Besides Bengaluru, Airbus BizLab has got facilities in Toulouse (France) and Hamburg (Germany).

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