IAG opens doors to start-up partnership with launch of Hangar 51 programme

IAG opens doors to start-up partnership with launch of Hangar 51 programme

Start-up businesses are invited to pitch to the International Airlines Group with innovative new ways to improve customer satisfaction in the airline industry.

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Vueling, IAG Cargo and Avios has launched a new global accelerator programme called Hangar 51.

Successful pitches will land start-ups ten weeks’ free office space where they can develop their technology to help make the airport experience faster, more efficient and more enjoyable for customers.

The Hangar 51 programme hopes to help successful start-ups grow by working with corporate innovation specialist and early-stage investor L Marks and testing their products globally.

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Glenn Morgan, IAG’s head of digital transformation, said: “This brand new programme will bring cutting edge digital start-ups into the heart of our business. We want them to tell us what we don’t know.

“If start-ups have something that can be applied to our industry to help our customers then we want to hear from them. This initiative is a great opportunity for early stage businesses to fast-track their innovative ideas by working closely with IAG.”

Stuart Marks, technology entrepreneur and Chairman of L Marks added: “Hangar 51 is offering a fantastic opportunity for start-ups to trial their products and tech within one of the world’s leading aviation companies as well as give them access to the best mentors and an environment where they can develop their ideas.”

Applications are open at www.hangar51.com until midnight November 6.

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