TechInAfrica – Airbus Bizlab launched #Africa4Future Challenge on October 30, 2018, in Toulouse, France. The launch of the Challenge was through a collaboration with three more partners, including GIZ Make-it, InnoCircle, and MEST Africa. The main purpose of the challenge is to link-up aerospace startups with entrepreneurs at Airbus in order to seek out innovation and market their products/services in Africa.
For startups which are working on Automation and Drones, Electrification, Blockchain, Artifical Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, Material Composites & Manufacturing, please register here. The registration has been opened since October 30 and will be closed on November 30, 2018.
There will be only 10 applicants selected to join #Africa4Future acceleration program for six months that will be started on January 7, 2019. Once the 10 applicants are selected, they will get benefits, including access to industry-leading experts of Airbus sites in European countries; input from top engineers regarding their business and technology models; a chance to promote their startup at Paris International Airshow in June 2019; and a chance to set up a cooperation project partners with Airbus departments.
Not only will they receive those opportunities but also a chance to join in MEST Incubators in Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, and Kenya starting in January to June 2019. In this event, they will be given the opportunity to be part of MEST tech startup community.
The 10 selected applicants will also take part in several workshops where they will get one person per team cover for international travel, accommodation, as well as food.
If you are intrigued to register your startup to the Challenge, please visit https://www.airbus-bizlab.com/africa4future. If you want to know further information and inquiries surrounding the program, please drop an email to Kelechi at [email protected].