Airbus Scale fosters high-potential innovation within the company and through start-up engagement. By accelerating the commercialisation of high-value concepts, it actively contributes to company growth and our commitment to sustainable aerospace.
Airbus Scale identifies and develops opportunities to build and grow co-funded, profitable, fully-fledged businesses. It also advocates startup engagement to further extend Airbus’ competitive advantage.
The mission of Airbus Scale is:
- To foster intrapreneurship and leverage corporate innovation
- To build and launch new businesses that will support the recovery and future growth of the Company
- To continue strengthen our long-standing commitment to co-innovation by identifying and partnering with later stage start-ups to mature and scale concepts through mutually-beneficial collaborations
- To actively contribute to the development of future programmes as part of Airbus’ zero-emission ambition
Airbus Scale is a complementary offering within the Airbus ecosystem, operating alongside the company’s existing innovation centres, internal innovation hubs and research organisations.
Through Airbus Scale, Airbus is able to enter adjacent markets by adding new products and technologies to its existing portfolio. It builds its activities on three main pillars.
Intrapreneurship is a fundamental part of our company culture. Airbus Scale encourages internal entrepreneurs to conceptualise advanced business proposals for aerospace or adjacent markets: if they fit the Company’s growth strategy, Scale will help develop a business model and support the building of a viable product or service.
Taking these viable products or services as well as identified underutilised assets within Airbus that have the potential to fulfil a need and generate value. Attracting external funds and talent to drive them forward, eventually spinning-out to create established companies that will generate revenues for Airbus, supporting diversification and growth.
Partnering with start-ups to scale solutions to pressing business challenges at an accelerated pace. Airbus Scale combines Airbus’ corporate expertise with mature, later-stage start-up experience and know-how to generate value for both sides.
Airbus evolves its innovation landscape with Airbus Scale
Airbus has launched Airbus Scale, a new innovation unit that brings together corporate innovation, startup engagement and company building activities.