At the Paris Air Show, Starburst Accelerator Hosts Exclusive "Ones to Watch" Pitch Event, Featuring the Early-Stage Innovators Shaping the Aerospace Renaissance
Jun 19, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., and LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Paris Air Show – Tomorrow, in a first for the Paris Air Show, Starburst Accelerator, the global aerospace and aviation incubator, alongside partners SIAE (International Exhibition of Aeronautics and Space) and GIFAS (Groupement of French Aeronautics and Space Industries), will bring 100 of its most promising early stage portfolio companies to present in a select pitch event for the largest names in the defense, transportation, aviation and aerospace sectors, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa Technik, GE Aviation, Rolls Royce and Raytheon.
Held in the unique Paris Air Lab, the promising young “Ones to Watch” will reveal the new technologies at the forefront of flight ranging from electric jets and passenger experience to Earth monitoring, aerial drones, 3D manufacturing and space exploration. Paris Air Show attendees are invited to join Starburst on Tuesday, June 20th from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Main Hall at the Hall Concorde to see the innovations first hand.
“The Paris Air Lab is a gateway to the future, embodying a new space entirely dedicated to the aerospace sector and, more broadly, on the world of tomorrow,” said Anne Bondiou-Clergerie, Director of GIFAS R & D, Space and Environment. “In support of this vision, we will host the innovators tackling the greatest challenges facing humanity head on alongside the leading scientists, sociologists, pilots, and astronauts to offer a vision for the future of aerospace and aviation.”
Aeronautics, space, digital: a view of the world of tomorrow
In addition to the novel pitch event, an additional 100 young pioneers will meet with major aviation groups, space agencies and the foremost European research programs to showcase their concepts, projects and prototypes throughout the duration of the event. The 100 start-ups, hand-picked by Starburst, represent the heart of a space dedicated to industrial innovation and will be divided into exhibition blocks along a crossroads around the major players in the aeronautics and digital sectors. On each day of the event, 10 to 15 of these innovators will present technologies related to the major themes:
- Vehicles of the Future
- Drones, Sensors and Energy Sources
- Passenger Experience
- Space Conquest
- Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
- Environmental Monitoring, Innovative Manufacturing
- Factory 4.0
“Today, industrial start-ups are at the forefront of flight, radically reimagining the aeronautics and aerospace industries, and we’re honored to have been chosen to bring this new generation of leaders to this year’s Paris Air Show,” said François Chopard, CEO and Founder of Starburst Accelerator. “As we create innovation hubs around the world to identify, foster and fund the most promising innovators in the sector, the Paris Air Show continues to be a great gathering of exchange and emulation of ever more daring ideas for the future of the sector.”
About GIFAS and the Paris Air Show
Created in 1909, the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget is the world’s largest aerospace and aerospace industry show. A real driving force behind the development of the sector and a catalyst for numerous international cooperation, it is the meeting place and convergence favored by the sector’s decision-makers who exhibit, sell and buy the latest innovations.
The 52nd Paris Air Show will be held from 19 to 25 June 2017 at the Bourget Exhibition Center.
About Starburst Accelerator
Starburst Accelerator, the global aerospace and aviation incubator, provides support to start-ups seeking to commercialize their activities in the aeronautics, defense and space markets. The program acts as a catalyst, linking early-stage companies to a wide network of strategic industry players and potential partners to accelerate the adoption of breakthrough innovations. Through its dedicated venture capital network, Starburst Venture also supports fundraising initiatives and strategic investments. Starburst has offices in Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Montreal and San Francisco. Please visit us at www.starburst.aero.
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