Starburst launches early stage aviation tech accelerator program in Singapore

Starburst has announced the launch of an early stage Aviation Tech Accelerator Program in Singapore, designed to champion technology and innovation in and strengthen the country´s opportunity for future innovation, disruption and partnerships in aviation technologies, the company said.

The program is supported by Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Airlines, SATS and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, with mentorship support from community partners including Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), Microsoft, Cocoon Capital and HFW

The program will primarily focus on relevant challenge areas shared by airlines, airports, ground handlers, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies and other connections to the aviation ecosystem. It will also focus on positioning Singapore Airlines Group & SATS for the next upturn by looking at tech to enhance the passenger experience and enable passengers to fly with a peace of mind in view of the COVID situation.

The program will accelerate 10 promising aviation startups per year from a global pool of hundreds of applicants, through an intensive 13-week program with hands-on mentorship from the participating corporations as well as Starburst´s global and local network of alumni, who will assist with investment, business development and talent acquisition.