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Further success for Mohit, Team Multifun member

Further success for Mohit, Team Multifun member

29 Apr 2016

We caught up with Mohit Gupta, member of Team Multifun, our Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 winners. He has recently led the Georgia Tech team to victory in the Airbus American Innovation Showdown Challenge.

“As team leader for this challenge, I was able to use my experience from Airbus Fly Your Ideas to help manage tasks and plan our time…”

2013 Finalist Giorgio: “I owe a lot to Fly Your Ideas!”

2013 Finalist Giorgio: “I owe a lot to Fly Your Ideas!”

15 Apr 2016

Find out the latest from Giorgio from 2013 finalists Team Flybrid, and see what he’s been up to since his days as an Airbus Fly Your Ideas team leader, plus how the experience has helped him identify his current career path.

Prestigious Award for Team Birdport

Prestigious Award for Team Birdport

31 Mar 2016

Well done to Team Birdport, recipients of the University of Tokyo’s President's Award for 2015. This prestigious award was presented to the team in recognition of their achievement in reaching the final 5 teams in the 2015 edition of Airbus Fly Your Ideas.

Airbus BizLab:  revealing the latest start-up stars

Airbus BizLab: revealing the latest start-up stars

18 Mar 2016

10 start-ups selected from the latest call for proposals will join Airbus BizLab, the global aerospace business accelerators, in Hamburg, Germany and Bangalore, India in order to develop their innovative ideas into valuable businesses.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Team Bolleboos!

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Team Bolleboos!

08 Mar 2016

Today is International Women’s Day, so we caught up with our all-women finalist team from last year’s edition, Team Bolleboos, to see what they’ve been up to since then, and how taking part in Airbus Fly Your Ideas has impacted them.

As we get ready to launch the new competition, we hope that they inspire many more diverse teams to get ready for Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017.

Airbus experts welcome UNESCO to Filton

Airbus experts welcome UNESCO to Filton

01 Mar 2016

The Airbus Fly Your Ideas experts community at the Filton site in the UK invited Rovani Sigamoney, Programme Specialist of the UNESCO Engineering Programme to discuss how the Organization is addressing the global shortage of engineers.  

She also led a brainstorming workshop for engineers and apprentices on the site – find out more.

Photo Competition to mark Engineers Week 2016

Photo Competition to mark Engineers Week 2016

23 Feb 2016

This week is #EngineersWeek, when we celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world.

To mark this important occasion – and for the chance to win some great Airbus goodies - we invite you to take a photo that sums up your ‘Love for Engineering’ and post it to your Let’s Connect account.

Fly Your Ideas at the Singapore Airshow

Fly Your Ideas at the Singapore Airshow

21 Feb 2016

Find out what the Airbus Fly Your Ideas team got up to at the Singapore Airshow! This is the first major event in the 2016 global aviation calendar, and we were there to share news of the upcoming launch of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017 with the international audience of aviation leaders and enthusiasts and get the chance to be inspired by the latest in aviation developments and innovation on display at the Airshow.

See you at the Singapore Airshow?

See you at the Singapore Airshow?

12 Feb 2016

If you’re planning to visit the Singapore Airshow next week, pay a visit to the Airbus stand! Former Airbus Fly Your Ideas students will join the team to introduce the competition to this international audience of aviation enthusiasts, industry leaders and engineering experts. Come and see us at our stand in the Aero Campus area to find out more about the challenge and our story so far. You’ll even get a chance to take a souvenir photo with us!

Find out more about the exciting Airshow programme here.

Flying high at the Reimagine Education Awards

Flying high at the Reimagine Education Awards

21 Dec 2015

Airbus Fly Your Ideas took home the silver prize in the ‘Nurturing Employability’ category at the QS Reimagine Education Awards earlier this month. A great win for us, and wonderful to be recognised in this international celebration of innovative education projects.

Over 500 projects were submitted for the Awards (held on 8th December in Philadelphia, USA) across several different categories. Airbus Fly Your Ideas was presented by Kara Evanko from the Communications team at Airbus America. We claimed the silver spot in the ‘Nurturing Employability’ category which had 25 shortlisted entries. The winning project came from the IIT in Bombay, India. Well done to everyone involved!


Airbus Fly Your Ideas down under!

Airbus Fly Your Ideas down under!

15 Dec 2015

The Airbus Fly Your Ideas team has been travelling to Australia recently, where we were joined by some Fly Your Ideas alumni from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Members of Team AEROWAVE, Team IVY, Team AEROFLOAT and Team AIRS had the opportunity to meet university representatives and senior engineering education leaders. 

Team MultiFun ‘Link to the Top!’

Team MultiFun ‘Link to the Top!’

23 Nov 2015

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 winning Team MultiFun and their Academic Mentor recently addressed international students at the Indian Institute of Science (IIS) in Bangalore, India. This was a highlight of the new ‘Link to the Top’ initiative designed to foster exchange between Airbus Group and higher education institutions specialising in aerospace education.

Flying the Flag at the UNESCO Youth Forum

Flying the Flag at the UNESCO Youth Forum

16 Nov 2015

On October 26-28 in Paris, France, the Airbus Fly Your Ideas team joined inspiring young people from around the world for the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum. It was a wonderful chance to meet representatives from global youth associations and youth networks. Airbus Fly Your Ideas was warmly received by delegates, who were keen to know more about how they can get involved with the next edition of the competition. 


Fly Your Ideas and me: part 2

Fly Your Ideas and me: part 2

15 Oct 2015

Last week, we heard from Guiomar Rayon Duran about how taking part in Fly Your Ideas 2011 has opened up an international aviation industry career with Airbus in both Spain and Germany.  In the second part of our interview, Guiomar shares her perception of Fly Your Ideas, this time from within Airbus.

Fly Your Ideas and me: part 1

Fly Your Ideas and me: part 1

07 Oct 2015

Meet Guiomar Rayon Duran! She’s a veteran of Fly Your Ideas 2011, and her team took home the Video Prize for that edition. In the first part of our interview with her, we found about how taking part in Fly Your Ideas helped kickstart her career. 

Fly Your Ideas, resilience and WEEF 2015

Fly Your Ideas, resilience and WEEF 2015

22 Sep 2015

Leading academics and senior industry figures will meet in the historic city of Florence, Italy this week for the 2015 World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF). This annual event brings together the educators and future employers of engineering graduates to share insights and develop good practices. 

Find out what Fly Your Ideas alumni have to say about the event and why this year’s theme of ‘Resilience’ is so relevant.

Airbus’ A320 Final Assembly Line Opens in US

Airbus’ A320 Final Assembly Line Opens in US

14 Sep 2015

This week, the Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) officially opened for business in Mobile, Alabama, USA.  Watch a video to see more about this impressive new facility, and discover how the A320 aircraft family addresses one of the 6 Challenges of Fly Your Ideas.

Airbus BizLab: supporting and developing innovation

Airbus BizLab: supporting and developing innovation

09 Sep 2015

Have you discovered Airbus BizLab yet? This new initiative is designed to support new companies and enhance innovation within the company. Of the 150 applications submitted worldwide for the first edition, 15 start-ups were invited to pitch in front of an Airbus BizLab jury in July, 2015. Five of these were selected to be integrated within the first BizLab from the 7th September.

Team MultiFun in University Startup World Cup

Team MultiFun in University Startup World Cup

01 Sep 2015

Team MultiFun are building on their success as Fly Your Ideas 2015 champions and they’re heading to Copenhagen, Denmark this week for an intensive week of idea development and networking at the University Startup World Cup. Can they can take their idea for ‘good vibrations’ to the next level?

Diversity, Innovation and Fly Your Ideas

Diversity, Innovation and Fly Your Ideas

25 Aug 2015

During the latest Fly Your Ideas challenge, Airbus asked teams to consider the importance of diversity. This reflects Airbus’ own efforts to consciously build more diverse teams across the company, because more diverse teams are proven to be more innovative and collaborative.  Simply, diversity is better for business.

See what Jacqui Chan, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Airbus and Airbus Group has to say about the ‘diversity of diversity’ and the business benefit that more diverse teams deliver.

The Jury’s verdict: diversity, inspiration and innovation!

The Jury’s verdict: diversity, inspiration and innovation!

24 Jul 2015

Find out what impressed the Fly Your Ideas 2015 Jury, and why their global and diverse experiences were a great match for our finalists and their ideas on the future of aviation.

TEAM MULTIFUN AT AIRBUS INDIA

TEAM MULTIFUN AT AIRBUS INDIA

16 Jul 2015

Our Fly Your Ideas 2015 winning team, Team Multifun, were invited to a special reception at Airbus India in Bangalore last month.

Former Fly Your Ideas jury member Dr. Ardhendu Pathak, VP & Head of Emerging Technologies & Concepts at Airbus, was joined by the Head of HR Airbus India as well as other Airbus India engineers and scientists. The invited guests were delighted to meet the team, and took the opportunity to ask the winners plenty of questions.

A Night of Celebration for Airbus Fly Your Ideas and UNESCO

A Night of Celebration for Airbus Fly Your Ideas and UNESCO

26 Jun 2015

Last week, over 70 delegates from the Airbus Group University Partner Programme (AGUPP) joined Airbus Fly Your Ideas students and supporters, UNESCO delegates and ambassadors and senior Airbus Group employees for a gala dinner at UNESCO’s famous landmark building in Paris, France. 

Airbus and Airbus Group Chief HR Officer Thierry Baril congratulated the Fly Your Ideas students on their achievements and hard work.

CELEBRATING THE WINNERS OF FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015

CELEBRATING THE WINNERS OF FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015

24 Jun 2015

“Absolutely fantastic!” That’s how Team Multifun describes their reaction to being named winners of Fly Your Ideas 2015. They added, “the involvement of Airbus people throughout the entire competition was truly fantastic and we cannot thank them enough for their continued support and encouragement.’

See more of the teams’ reactions and what our distinguished Jury panel made of the finalists’ ideas.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 3 - Wednesday 27th May

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 3 - Wednesday 27th May

27 May 2015

Today’s the big day – finally, the chance for our five finalist teams to make their case before a distinguished international jury about why their idea and their team should take the 2015 Airbus Fly Your Ideas crown!

First of all, why are teams presenting in Hamburg? Well that’s simple – it’s the home of innovation! It’s where the most popular single isle A320 family aircraft are finalised, where A380 cabin interiors are fitted and where the revolutionary A350XWB sections are manufactured.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 2 – Tuesday 26th May

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 2 – Tuesday 26th May

26 May 2015

Another action-packed day for our five finalist teams. Today was all about their all-important presentations.  Making it to the final means that all of the teams have stand-out ideas – but it’s also important that they can stand up in front of the Fly Your Ideas jury and explain, engage and convince them that they are worthy of the top prize.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 1 – Monday 25th

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 1 – Monday 25th

25 May 2015

Now it's time for our five finalist teams to Fly Their Ideas! Team Retrolley (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Team Aft-Burner-Reverser (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China), Team Birdport (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Team Multifun (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) and Team Bolleboos (City University London, United Kingdom) all touched down in Hamburg over the past 48hrs.

Counting down to the Fly Your Ideas Final

Counting down to the Fly Your Ideas Final

21 May 2015

Next week in Hamburg, Germany, our five finalist teams will gather for the ultimate stage of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015. They’ll have the opportunity to work on their presentation skills before the all-important moment when they can take to the stage and show the world why their idea matters.  

The quality of ideas is important – but being able to showcase them and share them as effectively as possible is also vital, and a real asset to finalists for in their future careers.

Well done to our Video Competition Winning Team!

Well done to our Video Competition Winning Team!

18 May 2015

See which of the 8 teams selected for their great videos has been voted as your top choice! The Video Competition is an important part of Fly Your Ideas, it is a great opportunity for student teams to develop their presentation skills and share their innovative ideas with the world. Each of the 8 videos, showcased their teams’ ideas and their collaboration extremely well - but which team received the most votes to be crowned winner of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas Best Video Competition?

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final comes to Germany!

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final comes to Germany!

08 May 2015

The Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final will take place on 27 May – but where exactly will the teams give their presentations? Somewhere with strong links to innovation in aviation and the latest in aircraft design of course – and one Airbus centre is the ideal location!

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