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Hangar 51 global innovation programme returns for third run

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Hanger 51 Accelerator
International Airlines Group (IAG) have launched its third
Hangar 51 global innovation programme in collaboration with British Airways, Avios and IAG Cargo to support startups to transform the travel industry.

Based in London at the companies’ headquarters, Hangar 51 will invite travel focused startups from around the world to develop and test their products, with the opportunity to grow on a global scale and to transform the travel industry.

International Airlines Group is one of the world's largest airline groups with 547 aircraft flying to 268 destinations and carrying around 105 million passengers each year and is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, enabling the airlines to enhance their presence in the aviation market while retaining their individual brands and current operations.

Run In partnership with corporate innovation specialist L Marks, Hangar 51, will focus on sixcore categories:Hanger 51

Connected service: innovative devices, including wearables and IoT solutions, which can assist in providing an excellent experience for customers and employees.

Smarter operations: big data analytics, robotic processes and smart contracting to optimise business operations.

New products: creative solutions to enhance the products and services portfolio which can be integrated into existing platforms to improve the customer journey.

Future cargo logistics: shipping analytics, asset tracking, and measurement and monitoring tools to optimise cargo operations.

Loyalty and rewards: tech solutions and platforms, such as card-linking and alternative payment options, which are easily integrated into Avios, the airlines’ channels and retail partners.

Wildcard: any new disruptive ideas that have the potential to reshape the travel industry.

Hanger 51 Hangar 51 will aim to support startups of all sizes and growth stages and successful applicants will be offered ten weeks of co-working alongside IAG, personalised mentoring, and access to a vast network of industry contacts and experts from across the Group.

The demo day will be the opportunity for the startups to showcase what they have done during the collaboration period, to an audience of the Group’s senior management team and investors, giving the startups the opportunity to receive potential investment from IAG’s multimillion pound digital fund to scale their business.

The Hangar 51 acceleration programme will run from 24th September 2018 to the 16th December 2018, with the Demo Day taking place on the 13th December 2018.

To find out more details on the programme and to submit your applications, head straight to Applications will close at midnight BST on August 5, 2018.

Content written in partnership with L Marks.

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Published on: 4th June 2018

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