IAG launches its seventh Hangar 51 accelerator programme

Group innovation team members at last year’s Hangar 51 Accelerator Demo Day

We are thrilled to announce the launch of this year’s Hangar 51 accelerator programme! Over 12 weeks, start-ups and scale-ups work with one of our airlines or operating companies to help them solve a live business challenge. 

The programme is designed to put new technology to the test under operational conditions, so we’re looking for solutions that can be implemented at scale following a successful proof of value. 

Through our programme, start-ups and scale-ups:

  • Work on a 12-week proof of value, with the possibility of a commercial contract if successful
  • Gain a deep insight into aviation operations and develop their understanding of aviation customer needs and preferences
  • Benefit from introductions across our group and wider industry

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our accelerator programme, read success stories from previous participants, and stay updated with the latest news and events. If you know of any promising start-ups that could be a good fit, please do connect us.

If you’re at a start-up or scale-up with an exciting solution for the aviation industry, we would love to hear from you. Simply contact us via email telling us more about your solution and how you believe it could help. 

We look forward to meeting the next batch of entrepreneurs who can help us transform aviation! 

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July 20, 2023