Rey Buckman, BizLab Campus Leader, says “Entrepreneurs are at their core problem solvers – in Africa, more than anywhere, necessity has always been the mother of invention and innovation.
“The aerospace industry offers solutions to many of the development challenges in Africa and around the world. It is a key enabler of socio-economic change and prosperity.
“#Africa4Future’s objective is to combine aerospace’s potential with the entrepreneurship that is a hallmark of African business.This was the primary reason for launching the #Africa4Future initiative.
“To develop successful products and services of the future, it is important to understand how the local ecosystems function and build partnerships with new players to create links with local communities.
“Participating in the challenge is a win-win situation for Airbus and the selected African startups, with finalists receiving access to the Airbus network and experts, and Airbus learning more about solving chllenges on the continent.”