Meet the Finalists

Find out more about the teams who presented their ideas at the Live Final in at Airbus HQ in Toulouse, France in June 2019.

THE 7 INSPIRING FINALIST TEAMS

  • Move-ez Politecnico di Milano SEE MORE

    Move-ez
    Politecnico di Milano

    INTERNET OF THINGS

    SWAN – Smart Wheelchair for Air travel Needs 

    SWAN is an innovation that aims to revolutionize the air-travel experience of Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) using IoT technology. It converts a redesigned class of detachable airplane seats into smart electric wheelchairs that passengers can use from check-in to arrival. It is fully controllable by smartphone through a dedicated app.

  • The “Zero” Heroes Delft University of Technology SEE MORE

    The “Zero” Heroes
    Delft University of Technology

    INTERNET OF THINGS

    Batteryless Wireless Switches for Airplanes 

    Application of wireless systems in aircraft instead of traditional wired systems. This idea solves the main limitation for IoT in aircraft by removing battery integration – a current challenge for safety and regulation. Furthermore it reduces fuel consumption and weight while simplifying aircraft retrofit and maintenance needs.

  • AirFish University of Cambridge SEE MORE

    AirFish
    University of Cambridge

    DATA SERVICES

    Airbus Integrated Fisheries Information Services 

    AirFish is an ocean monitoring system using satellite imagery and video imaging technology. It can help governments combat illegal fishing, reduce bycatch of endangered species, and generally decrease damages to the marine habitat. This project aims to improve the efficiency of fish farming, making food production more affordable whilst reducing open-water fishing and thus environmental impacts.

  • V.A.C.A. National University of La Plata SEE MORE

    V.A.C.A.
    National University of La Plata

    DATA SERVICES

    V.A.C.A. – Earth-obserVation-data based Application for stoCkbreeding Administration 

    V.A.C.A. is an integrated service for stockbreeders, based on Earth observation, meteorological and IoT data applied to agriculture. V.A.C.A. aims to provide actionable information to stockbreeders on quality and quantity of pastures, number of animals in paddocks as well as the physical condition of cattle.

  • Seren University of Cambridge SEE MORE

    Seren
    University of Cambridge

    ELECTRIFICATION

    The Solar Windmill

    A novel method of electricity generation for spacecraft using trapped high energy particles. Using two concentric aluminium spheres, the energetic electrons flux from solar wind trapped in planetary magnetic fields can be collected and harnessed to generate power. This innovative approach aims to store and generate energy in deep space where the current density from sunlight is low.

  • Osprey University of Strathclyde SEE MORE

    Osprey
    University of Strathclyde

    ELECTRIFICATION

    Motor Intra-body Cooling System – MICS 

    Replacing the traditional method of cooling electric motors with a water jacket or submerged cooling with a cooling system integrated inside the body of the motor itself. This project has the potential to provide mass effective motors for future Urban Air Mobility and Hybrid Electric aircraft.

  • AIQinspect Saarland University SEE MORE

    AIQinspect
    Saarland University

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Automated Intelligent Real-Time Quality Inspection Exploiting Human-Robot-Collaboration 

    AIQinspect will assist the human operator in performing rivet inspection by using Artificial Intelligence. Quality is predicted based on images and physical parameters while riveting in real time. The resulting information is communicated to the operator via Augmented Reality.

TEAMS AROUND THE WORLD

Location

Category

MIXED REALITY
INTERNET OF THINGS
ELECTRIFICATION
DATA SERVICES
CYBER SECURITY
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Round

RESET

Osprey

University : University of Strathclyde

AIQinspect

University : Saarland University

Seren

University : University of Cambridge

V.A.C.A.

University : National University of La Plata

Team AirFish

University : University of Cambridge

Move-ez

University : Politecnico di Milano

The “Zero” Heroes

University : Delft University of Technology