Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas competition offers a unique opportunity for students around the world to activate their pioneering spirit and innovate for the future. Teams of three to four people tackle global challenges with support from Airbus, harnessing the latest digital tools and technologies to help build a safer, cleaner, better connected world.
Fly Your Ideas is a biennial competition that provides students the opportunity to work together in diverse teams to stretch their imaginations. It’s a chance for students to apply their classroom learning and research to real-world challenges to envision solutions for the future of aerospace.
Since 2012, the competition has been supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), followed with a partnership signed in 2014. Since Fly Your Ideas launched in 2008, more than 20,000 students have registered to participate, from over 650 universities in more than 100 countries around the world.
The competition involves three increasingly competitive rounds leading to a live final. The selected teams for the final are asked to develop and prototype their solutions, then present their projects to an expert jury at the final event. The global amount of the prize is €45 000.