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Open Innovation Programme

Open Innovation Programme

Partnering to advance helicopter technologies

Our Open Innovation Programme partners with dynamic SMEs and start-ups to develop ground-breaking technologies that have the potential to transform the aeronautics industry.


Launched through the research department at Airbus Helicopters, our Open Innovation Programme fosters exchange on technology, solutions and industrial collaboration. Since 2015, it has paved the way to new partnerships with potential suppliers and has provided a structured platform for collaboration.


We accept applications from SMEs and start-ups working on advanced technologies that have the potential to be applied to our helicopter products, services, tools or means of production. Upon submitting your application, we assess the scope of your proposal, including its feasibility, maturity and viability. If pre-selected, you will be invited to present your idea to our experts, participate in a Q&A session and explore possible use cases and partnership opportunities.

The H160 wrapped up its customer demos with a last stop in Trenton, New Jersey.

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