Fly Your Ideas is a biennial competition which provides a unique opportunity for students to work together in diverse teams to stretch their imaginations and tackle the most important challenges facing the aviation industry.
It’s a chance for students to apply their classroom learning and research to real-world challenges to envision solutions for the sustainable aviation industry of the future. Since Fly Your Ideas launched in 2008, more than 15,000 students have registered to participate, from over 600 universities in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The competition involves three increasingly competitive rounds leading to a live final. Teams composed of three to five students are supported by an academic mentor from one of the team member’s institutions. It also offers students an exceptional learning opportunity to work with a team of aviation professionals at Airbus and the chance to win a top prize of €30,000.
Since 2012, the competition has been supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the granting of a patronage. This commitment was renewed in 2014 with the signing of a partnership between UNESCO and Airbus for the Fly Your Ideas competition.
Fly Your Ideas demonstrates Airbus’ commitment to the future of aviation. As a part of its Future by Airbus programme – a vision for sustainable aviation in 2050 and beyond – Fly Your Ideas provides a platform to engage and interact with young talent from around the globe.