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Boeing India Launches Aerospace and Defence Startup Program for Indian Varsities

Boeing India has lately launched a unique startup propeller programme for Indian university students, faculty and early stage start-ups.


Under this program which specifically focuses on Aerospace and Defence, Boeing India is said to help innovators convert their ideas into viable business offerings. And also have the potential to shape the future of aerospace and defence.

Applicants can submit their ideas in the various fields of:

  • Aerospace,
  • Autonomous vehicles,
  • Advanced manufacturing,
  • Augmented and virtual reality,
  • Analytics (artificial intelligence and machine learning),
  • Materials,
  • Robotics and the Internet of Things.

“Boeing is committed to nurturing innovation and skill development in India. We believe that a close partnership with India’s academia and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem has the potential to reimagine the future of aerospace for the world,” said Boeing India President Salil Gupte.

“With Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme, we are creating a platform for students and entrepreneurs to not only benefit from our vast experience and partner networks, but also develop their ideas into path-breaking innovations,” he said in a statement.

Boeing has partnered with seven incubators:

  • IIT Delhi,
  • IIT Gandhinagar,
  • IIT Bombay,
  • IIT Madras,
  • IISc Bangalore,
  • T-Hub Hyderabad
  • KIIT Bhubaneshwar to select finalists for the BUILD boot camps.

Recruitment Procedure of Boeing India

The shortlisted teams will compete at a regional level and the finalists will then pitch their ideas to a selection panel of subject-matter experts on Boeing Innovation Day, to be held in September.

The winners stand a chance to win cash prizes. All through the programme, Boeing mentors and industry experts will interact with the finalists to refine ideas and develop their entrepreneurial skills.


Niloy Banerjee

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