Paris. 01 July 2018. Of the eight startups singled out for awards at the Paris Air Forum 2018, four are supported by Safran Corporate Ventures. At the ceremony, these early-stage companies, in which Safran’s venture capital arm has invested, were recognized by the major industry players and the Greater Paris region for their innovative edge and credibility in the aerospace sector.
Each year at the Paris Air Forum, top decision makers and experts from across the aviation, defense and space sectors gather to decipher the issues of today to better address the challenges of tomorrow. This year, the Innovation Village hosted 40 startups, all active in segments related to the theme of the 2018 forum “Connected aviation and smart territories”.
“We really believe in these four startups, and the spotlight given to them at the event has helped raise their profile with players across the sector,” says Hélène de Cointet, Co-Head of Safran Corporate Ventures. “It also shows how the support we provide is helping these companies develop and grow as an integral part of the broader aerospace industry.”