Boeing Announces BUILD Program 2022, Invites Early-stage Indian Startups
Boeing India has announced the Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) program for 2022. The programme is designed for graduates and early-stage startup entrepreneurs in the country and aims to encourage young entrepreneurial minds.
For the program, Boeing India is inviting applications from university students and early-stage startups across the country to develop ideas that can be converted into viable business offerings.
Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) Program
For the BUILD Program, Boeing has partnered with seven incubators, namely IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Madras, IISC Bangalore, T-Hub Hyderabad, and KIIT Bhubaneshwar, from across seven Indian states.
Boeing India is inviting applicants to submit ideas in the fields of Industry 4.0 technology, mobility, space, connectivity, enterprise digital solutions, sustainability, and data analytics/AI.
Speaking about the development, Salil Gupte, President at Boeing India, said,
“The burgeoning academic and entrepreneurial ecosystem in India provides a strong tailwind to the investments we continue to make in building up indigenous skills and capabilities in the country.”
Under the program, shortlisted teams from each university incubator will participate in the BUILD bootcamp. They will compete at a regional level, and the finalists will pitch their ideas to subject-matter experts on Boeing Innovation Day, slated to be held in February 2023.
The idea submission timeline is now open for interested candidates and will be live until October 31, 2022.
“With BUILD, we touch the entire spectrum of student-to-start-up community so they can benefit from our experience and our partner networks for developing breakthrough ideas in India, for India, and for the world.”
As part of an intensive learning program, the top teams from each incubator partner will be mentored by Boeing subject-matter experts, incubators, and startup mavens, helping shape ideas into viable market-ready business offerings.
Each of the winning teams from the seven University incubators will receive a cash prize worth Rs 10,00,000/-. Visit the Boeing BUILD program to know in detail.