With its 2019 Fly Your Ideas competition, Airbus challenged students worldwide to submit solutions to genuine and digital challenges in the following areas:
The Round 1 submission phase ended in November 2018, with nearly 300 ideas sent from students representing 72 countries worldwide. After a team of Airbus specialists from across the business reviewed and evaluated all proposals, 51 international student teams were selected to advance to Round 2 in December.
The teams – involving 179 students representing 47 nationalities from 66 universities – have three months to mature their ideas with the support of Airbus mentors and aerospace experts before up to six finalists are chosen. The Fly Your Ideas finale will be held in June 2019, giving students the opportunity to showcase their ideas to an audience of industry experts.