Boeing India to Help Entrepreneurs Develop Ideas into Path-breaking Innovations

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Boeing has partnered with seven incubators – IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, T-Hub Hyderabad and KIIT Bhubaneswar to select finalists for the BUILD boot camps.

Boeing India on Monday launched a programme to help innovators convert ideas into viable business offerings with the potential to shape the future of Indian aerospace and defence.

The Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme offers university students, faculty and budding entrepreneurs opportunities to incubate ideas and access the innovation ecosystem of Boeing.

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Applicants can submit their ideas in the fields of aerospace, autonomous vehicles, advanced manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality, analytics (artificial intelligence and machine learning), materials, robotics and the Internet of Things. The last date of submitting the application is June 10.

“With Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme, we are creating a platform for students and entrepreneurs to not only benefit from our vast experience and partner networks, but also develop their ideas into path-breaking innovations,” Boeing India President Salil Gupte said in a statement.

Finalists to pitch their ideas on Boeing Innovation Day

Boeing has partnered with seven incubators: IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, T-Hub Hyderabad and KIIT Bhubaneshwar to select finalists for the BUILD boot camps. 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 stand a chance to win cash prizes. All through the programme, Boeing mentors and industry experts will interact with the finalists to refine ideas and develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Over the years, Boeing has invested in developing talent for the Indian aerospace sector through its programmes like HorizonX India Innovation Challenge and the Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship.

The company currently employs over 3,000 people in India, and more than 7,000 people work with its supply chain partners.

 

(With inputs from yourstory)

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