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HAW-Studentinnen auf der Airbus „Airnovation Summer Academy“

Die Summer Academy findet im Zusammenhang mit dem exklusiven Airbus Programm AGUPP (The Airbus Global University Partner Programme) statt, dem die HAW Hamburg 2017 als einzige Fachhochschule Deutschlands beigetreten ist. AGUPP steht für den partnerschaftlichen Austausch zwischen Hochschulen und Airbus und hat das Ziel, globale Anforderungen an den „Engineer of the Future“ zu stellen.

In der "Airnovation Summer Academy" haben Studierende der HAW Hamburg eine Woche lang Zeit, ein wegweisendes Konzept zu entwickeln, das im Zusammenhang mit Ernährungs- und Wasserversorgungssicherheit steht.

Read further: Press release in English

Some 50 top students from 20 countries, representing 24 Airbus partner universities, will join the second Airbus Airnovation Summer Academy from 1st to 6th July 2018 at the UK’s Cranfield University. The Academy brings together students from multidisciplinary backgrounds for an intense one week programme based on the principles and methods of a business accelerator.

Just as Airbus forms diverse, multidisciplinary teams to innovate and create value for customers and society overall, the Academy will see diverse student teams develop business proposals with speed and agility. This year their ideas will be a response to the 2018 challenge to produce game-changing concepts linked to the global need for food and water security, which features highly in a recent survey ranking millennials’ concerns*http://www.shaperssurvey2017.org/. By addressing challenges of global impact, the Academy offers to future aerospace professionals the opportunity to learn how to keep aerospace relevant to society, transforming and reinventing the industry.

Taking inspiration from Airbus experts in engineering and digital technologies and with the support of leading Cranfield faculty, students will apply state-of-the-art innovation methods to develop their proposals over the weeklong programme. Each team will benefit from the guidance of Airbus experts and Airbus intrapreneurship coaches throughout the week, which will culminate in a pitching session to an expert jury, also livestreamed globally.

Lisa Günther, student International Management at HAW Hamburg, said: “Events like the Airbus Airnovation Summer Academy offer students a unique opportunity to learn, grow, use and develop their knowledge and competences outside of university. In diverse teams they can expand their horizons and directly experience what will be expected of them by leading companies. On the other hand, companies can be enriched by the knowledge exchange, facilitate creative and innovative thinking together with students from all different backgrounds, and get to know and shape future leaders.”

Intense teamwork will be interspersed with an energising series of interactive talks on highly digital, emerging technology and innovative business activities. Thousands of other students, as well as aerospace and digital enthusiasts, are expected to join and contribute through these <link https: www.facebook.com events>livestreamed sessions to hear from some of the experts revolutionising aerospace today.

“At Airbus, we believe that the technology to radically change the world is within our grasp, and we will need talented people who can harness new tools, a new mindset, and work effectively in diverse and multi-disciplinary teams. The network and the skills that students will develop this week while creating imaginative and practical responses to critical world challenges will be invaluable for their future careers,” said Airbus’ Chief Human Resources Officer Thierry Baril.

This initiative is part of Airbus’ commitment to working with education to develop the skills and competencies needed for the future of the industry.

The livestreamed talks throughout the week, as well as the final team pitches on Friday 6th July, will be hosted on the <link https: www.facebook.com events _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Airbus Facebook Careers.

About the live sessions

The timing of live online sessions open to all are below. More information can be found on the <link https: airbus.us4.list-manage.com track _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Airbus Careers webpage.

Wednesday 4th July
17:00-17:30 GMT+1 - Urban Air Mobility

Friday 6th July 
10:00-12:00 GMT+1 - Airnovation Live Pitching
13:30-14:00 GMT+1 - Airnovation Award Ceremony

Contact for the media
Aeron Haworth
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