Awards Ceremony: Fly Your Ideas with Airbus

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UNESCO has given its patronage to Airbus global competition which challenges students worldwide to develop innovative ideas for a more sustainable aviation industry for the future. The winners will be announced at an exclusive ceremony at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on 14 June 2013.

Airbus has selected the five finalist student teams competing in the third edition of the Fly Your Ideas challenge. The teams making the final are from Australia, Brazil, India, Italy and Malaysia. The students will present their ideas to a jury of Airbus and industry experts at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse on 12 June 2013. The winning team will receive a prize of €30,000 and the runners up €15,000.
Fly Your Ideas is a biennial international student competition held by Airbus, the world's leading aircraft manufacturer. The first competition was launched in October 2008 challenging teams of students from around the world to develop innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation.

This year, Airbus has placed the focus on innovation, and asked students to propose an idea addressing six themes: Energy, Efficiency, Affordable Growth, Traffic Growth, Passenger Experience, and Community Friendliness. The themes have been identified by Airbus as key 21st century challenges for a greener aviation industry.

In addition to the main challenge, there is a competition for the best Fly Your Ideas video which the public can vote for online. For further details on the competition and to vote for the best video please visit the official website.


Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 14.06.2013 15:00 local time
End 14.06.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Sigamoney, Rovani
Organizer Airbus - UNESCO
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Official website
Link 2 More on UNESCO website
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