Boeing India launched the Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme for university students, faculty and early-stage startups.
It will help innovators convert ideas into viable business offerings with the potential to shape the future of Indian aerospace and defence.
Boeing has partnered with seven incubators – IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, T-Hub Hyderabad, and KIIT Bhubaneswar – to select finalists for the BUILD boot camps.
“With BUILD, we are creating a platform for students and entrepreneurs to not only benefit from our vast experience and partner networks but also develop their ideas into path-breaking innovations,” Salil Gupte, President of Boeing India, said.
Shortlisted teams will compete at a regional level and finalists will then pitch their ideas to a selection panel of subject-matter experts on Boeing Innovation Day, to be held in September 2019. The winners stand a chance to win cash prizes.