- – Respect the word limit for the application.
- – Be clear and concise.
- – Avoid the marketing speak, instead sell how well you understand the problem.
- – Tell us why you picked this problem, what needs to be done to solve the problem, and how your team members stand out.
- – Tell us what motivates you to solve the problem.
Don’t worry about how unique your idea is – we are interested more in your approach to solving a problem and are open to working with teams who are trying to solve the same problem or develop the same idea.
If selected, some teams will travel to Bangalore for 1-2 days to participate in the Boeing Innovation Day for the final pitch competition at the Boeing campus in Bangalore. The teams are expected to take complete ownership in refining their pitches in time to compete effectively.
Past Success with BUILD 2.0
Riding on the success of the first edition of the Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development Program (BUILD) in 2019, the second edition in 2022 attracted a record number of entries with more than 750 innovator teams from over 1,600 student and start-up participants from all over the country. Following a stringent evaluation process, 70 shortlisted teams entered the regional boot camp, of which seven teams comprising university students and early-stage start-up entrepreneurs were announced as the winners of the second annual Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) program 2022-23. Winners were further supported by Boeing and the respective incubator partner for over six months, to help develop ideas into market-ready and viable business solutions.
The seven winning teams are SpaceFields Pvt. Ltd. from the Society for Innovation and Development (SID) – IISC Bengaluru; HEM Dimensions Pvt. Ltd. from SID – IISC Bengaluru; Scavengex from IIT Madras Incubation Cell; CeraTattva InnoTech Pvt. LTD. from IIT Madras Incubation Cell; Modulo EV from the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) – IIT Delhi; SAP AEROSPACE from FIIT – IIT Delhi; and Galanto Innovations Pvt Ltd. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IIEC) – IIT Gandhinagar.
The program offered opportunities to applicants to incubate ideas and access Boeing’s innovation ecosystem. applying from tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 cities across India.
Boeing launched BUILD with an aim to nurture and support the start-up ecosystem in the country. Over the years, Boeing has strategically invested in developing talent for the Indian aerospace sector and inspiring the next generation of engineering talent in India. Through its programs such as the HorizonX India Innovation Challenge, the Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship, and the National Aeromodelling Competition with IIT, Boeing has made a significant impact in creating a skilled frontline workforce and empowered entrepreneurs in India.