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BA parent IAG seeks aviation cargo disruptors for Hangar 51 start-up accelerator

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BA parent IAG seeks aviation cargo disruptors for Hangar 51 start-up accelerator

BA parent IAG has opened up applications for it Hangar 51 start-up accelerator programme.

This year the airline giant is looking for innovative ideas to optimise its cargo operations.

The Hangar 51 global innovation programme is based at the companies’ headquarters in London.

It invites start-ups of all sizes and growth stages from around the world to join the accelerator programme aimed at transforming the aviation industry.

Hangar 51 offers disruptive companies ten weeks of co-working alongside IAG.

IAG Cargo is seeking applicants with ideas or products to optimise cargo operations – this could include future cargo logistics such as shipping analytics, asset tracking, measurement and monitoring tools, smarter operations, such as big data analytics or robotic processes, and new products or wildcard disruptive ideas that have the potential to reshape the industry.

Applicants will receive personalised mentoring and access to a vast network of industry contacts and experts from across the IAG group.

Successful applicants will also showcase their achievements at a Demo Day before an audience comprised of the Group’s senior management team and investors.

This will give them the opportunity to receive potential investment from IAG’s multimillion pound digital fund to scale their business.

Lynne Embleton, chief executive of IAG Cargo, said: “There is huge scope for digital to enhance and transform the airfreight industry.

“Through Hangar 51, IAG Cargo is excited to offer start-ups a chance to embed themselves in our business, to test and develop their products and have the opportunity to grow on a global scale.

“We are looking forward to working alongside the next generation of logistics and technology companies to unlock opportunities and enhance our customer experience.”

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