Starburst, a global aerospace and defence accelerator, announced the commencement of its Singapore Aviation Accelerator program, which will welcome its second cohort of participating startups. A joint partnership with Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Airlines, SIA Engineering, SATS, and AIRLab, the aviation accelerator fosters innovation and disruption in the air transport industry through the facilitation of corporate partnerships with global and Asia-based startups.
After recruiting and screening, 12 promising startups from around the world have been selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants. Beginning in March 2022, the selected startups will go through a 13-week intensive program that includes lectures, workshops, special events, and mentorship. Starburst’s global network of industry leaders will work with the following startups to mature their technology, raise capital, and push products into the market.
To facilitate the development of high-quality technology solutions that meet the stringent requirements of Starburst’s corporate partners, there was an intensive selection process to finalize the 12 startups for this cohort of the Singapore Aviation Accelerator program. The participating startups will be addressing Starburst’s corporate partners’ use cases in safety monitoring, aircraft cabin inspection, air cargo digitalisation, cargo automation, asset tracking, sustainability and green aviation.
“We are very excited to welcome this exceptional group of startup companies to the Singapore Aviation Accelerator program,” said Francois Chopard, Founder & CEO of Starburst Aerospace. “This collaboration will deepen the talent pool of aviation and technology professionals while accelerating the startup ecosystem, resulting in a lasting impact on the country’s next generation of aviation technologies.”
The second cohort will focus on sustainability and green aviation, digitalisation and automation, air cargo, as well as logistics and supply chain. Singapore Airlines, SIA Engineering Company, SATS, and AIRLab will continue to support the program as corporate partners in collaboration with the program’s community partners, the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS), and Microsoft. Starburst has also named Greenwillow as a new community partner.