The Innovation Center of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) issued a call to startups to apply to the next class of its accelerator program. IAI’s accelerator program offers a first-of-its-kind hybrid working model with IAI’s top tech experts to co-create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). The startups admitted to the program benefit from knowledge sharing, a range of infrastructures, technological support, and a business-oriented enrichment program. IAI will also acquaint the participating startups with its extensive marketing activities and global customers.
The accelerator accepts applications in a range of disciplines including: machine learning, quantum computing, radar, sensing, robotics, big data, computer vision, smart cockpits, propulsion, drones, cyber, 3D printing, novel energy sources, Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), IoT, and more. The 13-week program’s class will open on November 1st, 2020. For more information and application, click here.
“Every year, IAI invests hundreds of millions of shekels in in-house R&D,” Amira Sharon, Ph.D., VP of Strategy and R&D at IAI, said. “Throughout IAI’s history, these massive investments ($900 million in 2019) yielded countless breakthrough systems. Our accelerator program is unique in the mutually-beneficial collaborations it offers by exposing the startups to innovative technologies while accelerating the development, engineering, and time-to-market. The participating startups will be able to use the accelerator as a springboard to validate their ideas with a robust support system.”
Founded in early 2020, IAI Innovation Center completed its first class of startups and is currently conducting its second class. The accelerator focuses on pre-seed startups that are developing innovative technological solutions. The Innovation Center is a large part of the in-house investment on R&D for IAI and also collaborates with Starburst, the international accelerator focused on aerospace technologies.
IAI is an innovation and R&D-oriented company in the fields of: aviation, satellites, missiles, intelligence, cyber, UAV’s, robotics, and more. Innovation is an integral part of IAI’s corporate culture. The company integrates creativity with open innovation managed together under the company’s R&D programs.