As one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, Airbus is looking ahead to anticipate the global needs of a more connected, more sustainable world. Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenges students across the globe to develop new ideas for the eco-efficient aviation industry of the future.
The competition is open to teams of three to five students from around the world, currently studying a Bachelors degree, Masters or PhD in any academic discipline, from engineering to marketing, business to science and philosophy to design.
You can register for Fly Your Ideas 2013 by clicking register above. The competition starts in September 2012 with the final in June 2013 when the top selected teams will present their ideas to a panel of Airbus and industry experts.
The winners of Fly Your Ideas 2013 will share the top prize of €30,000: the runners up €15,000.
Find out more information on the competition and what it involves here.
Fly Your Ideas is a global competition for university students of all disciplines.
Create or join a team then start the first of three challenging rounds.
There are three key stages of the competition from now until the final in June 2013.
The winners will share the top prize of €30,000; the runners up €15,000; but that’s not all…
Fly Your Ideas is open to teams of three to five students of any nationality or discipline. You can create a team with friends on campus, or with other like-minded students from anywhere in the world.
To qualify, each participant must be studying a Bachelors, Masters or PhD-level qualification and must be a registered student at a recognised degree awarding institution until 30 April 2013.
We cannot accept participants who are currently in employment, or students who are on an Airbus or EADS-funded internship, scholarship, apprenticeship or other work experience programme.
Family members of Airbus or EADS employees can enter the competition, but will be required to state any such relationship at the time of registration.
Not sure if you can participate? Ask for more information here
Pitch your idea:
In Round One we want you to tell us about your innovative idea which should address one of these six challenges; the key features, the benefits and how you would progress if successful in reaching Round Two.
When the competition opens in September – and once your team is fully registered - we will send you a detailed brief and access to a short online questionnaire to complete. You will also need to find an Academic Mentor to support your team during the competition.
Develop your project:
In Round Two up to 100 teams from all over the world will be selected to work with an Airbus Mentor, to develop their idea into a detailed project. This will involve submitting a report of up to 5,000 words in English with any associated charts, diagrams or other relevant appendices, as well as a short video.
Deliver your presentation:
Five teams will be selected for Round Three, to develop their project into a presentation to be delivered during a live final in June 2013. A panel of Airbus and industry experts will judge each presentation and select the champions.
As well as the cash prizes to be shared equally among all team members, more importantly, Fly Your Ideas offers :
- Mentoring from Airbus staff and feedback from assessors on your proposal
- Guidance from an expert at key stages of the competition
- The opportunity to enhance your creativity and innovation
- Information and insight on the aviation industry, and what Airbus is working on
- The chance to improve your skills: for example project management, presentation and teamwork skills