• 13 Startups selected for the final lap, from 80 shortlisted entries across India
  • 3 out of 13 will get entry into a custom accelerator program designed to refine the offerings of startups.
  • Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge, in collaboration with T-Hub aims to accelerate potential transformative aerospace innovation from India
  • Demonstrates Boeing continued support to the ‘Startup India’ initiative 

Hyderabad.08 March 2018. Boeing and T-Hub have announced the last lap of the Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge. Launched in November 2017, the challenge aims to discover and accelerate potentially transformative aerospace innovation from India.  13 startups out of 80 shortlisted entries and six teams from Boeing’s research & technology center have made it to the final round of the innovation challenge.

The selected startups and internal teams will now work on perfecting their ideas and concepts to develop disruptive solutions and tackle complex challenges in multiple areas of aerospace, including autonomous and unmanned systems, advanced manufacturing, industrial IOT and automation, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).  The winners will be declared after the teams successfully complete their accelerator program.

As part of a showcase session organized for the finalists, global startups associated with Boeing’s HorizonX and Indian startups presented their innovations to an audience that comprised of potential customers and investors.

“Boeing is excited about India’s potential for step-change innovation which could define the future of aerospace across the globe,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “We are building the future of aerospace, incubated and started right here in India by partnering with innovative companies.”

“Innovation and technology are at the heart of what Boeing does. It is what differentiates us, as Boeing connects, protects, explores and inspires the world through aerospace innovation,” said Pradeep Fernandes, Disruptive Horizons director with Boeing HorizonX.

Launched in April 2017, Boeing HorizonX functions as a pathfinder organization for Boeing. The team makes targeted investments in new ventures and startups; seeks unique business opportunities for the company’s aerospace technology; and assesses disruptive innovations and business strategies.