IAG Cargo invites start-ups with innovative ideas to apply for Hangar 51 programme
June 11, 2019: IAG Cargo is inviting applications from start-ups with ideas for transforming cargo services for a 10-week mentorship programme.
June 11, 2019: IAG Cargo is inviting applications from start-ups with ideas for transforming cargo services for a 10-week mentorship programme. Start-ups are encouraged to submit their applications to join Hangar 51 at www.hangar51.com/apply. The last day to apply is midnight BST on August 2, 2019.
IAG Cargo is inviting start-ups of all sizes and growth stages to apply to the 2019 International Airlines Group (IAG) Hangar 51 global innovation programme, in collaboration with Vueling and Iberia. The applicants should have 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 10-week programme, successful applicants will showcase their achievements at a Demo Day to IAG Cargo's senior management team and investors. This could turn into an investment opportunity from IAG's multimillion-pound digital fund to scale their business.
Carly Morris, head of innovation at IAG Cargo commented: “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.”