IAG Cargo, in collaboration with Vueling and Iberia, is seeking applications for the 2019 International Airlines Group (IAG) Hangar 51 global innovation programme.
Start-ups of all sizes and growth stages from around the world are invited to apply to join the group’s accelerator programme which aims to transform the aviation industry. This is the second year of a cargo-specific category in the Hangar 51 programme to support IAG Cargo’s innovation agenda.
Successful applicants will be offered 10 weeks of working alongside IAG businesses as well as mentoring from senior leadership and experts from across the Group.
IAG Cargo is looking for applicants with ideas or products to revolutionise cargo services – this could include using advanced technologies to improve asset tracking and supply chain visibility, optimising capacity using machine learning and AI, and developing new efficiencies by using autonomous vehicles, robotics, or blockchain.
At the end of the programme, successful applicants will showcase their achievements at a Demo Day before an audience comprised of the Group’s senior management team and investors. This will give them the opportunity to receive potential investment from IAG’s multimillion-pound digital fund to scale their business.
Carly Morris, head of Innovation at IAG Cargo comments: “Now, more than ever before, there exists a huge opportunity for new technologies to transform the airfreight industry. IAG Cargo is delighted to once again be part of the Hangar 51 innovation programme and to offer start-ups a chance to embed themselves in our business and develop their ideas on a truly global scale.
“We are looking forward to working alongside the next generation of disruptive start-up companies to optimise the way we operate and deliver an even better service to our customers,” Morris adds.
Start-ups are encouraged to submit their applications to join Hangar 51 here. Applications close at midnight BST on 2 August 2019.