Applicants wanted for IAG’s Hangar 51 programme

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IAG Cargo is seeking applications for the 2019 International Airlines Group (IAG) Hangar 51 global innovation programme.

Start-ups of all sizes and growth stages are invited to apply to join the accelerator programme, which aims to transform the aviation industry.

Successful applicants will be offered 10 weeks working alongside IAG businesses as well as mentoring form senior leadership and experts from the group.

IAG Cargo is looking for applicants with ideas or products to revolutionise cargo services including advanced technologies to improve asset tracking and supply chain visibility, optimising capacity using machine learning AI, and developing efficiencies 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 of IAG’s senior management team and investors in January 2020.

Carly Morris, head of innovation at IAG Cargo says: “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.”

Applicants can apply through www.hangar51.com/apply and have until midnight on 2 August to apply.

Candidates will be invited to pitch their ideas on 3 September with the programme starting on 30 September.