We have brought together the leading innovators in Aviation and Travel Tech such as Boeing & Datalex to partner with us in delivering a global start-up accelerator.
Our partners are important to our success, and we are going to accomplish a lot together.
About Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish State agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth and regional development, and help create and sustain employment in Ireland. www.enterprise-ireland.com
About The Irish Aviation Authority
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial semi-state company employing approximately 650 people at six locations around Ireland. The IAA has three main functions: the provision of air traffic management and related services in Irish controlled airspace, the safety regulation of the civil aviation industry in Ireland and the oversight of civil aviation security in Ireland. The IAA operates to the highest international safety standards - safety is our business and underlines everything we do. Following an intensive international audit by ICAO in 2010, Ireland was ranked among the best in the world in the safety oversight of civil aviation. Ireland was placed in the top ten countries worldwide ahead of countries like the United States, Brazil and Australia and ranked third of the twenty-two European states that had completed their audit at that time. www.iaa.ie
Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Digital Commerce Platform provides airlines with a unique solution that allows them to significantly leverage and increase the range and scale of products and services they can offer to passengers. The platform enables an omni-channel travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Datalex’s customers include Lufthansa Group, Air China, JetBlue Airways, Hainan Group, SAS, Swiss International Air Lines, Philippine Airlines, Aer Lingus, Copa Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Transat, Air Malta, Multiplus, HP Enterprise Services and STA Travel. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, the USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and is listed on Euronext Dublin (DLE). Learn more at www.datalex.com or follow on Twitter @Datalex.
About Boeing HorizonX
By leveraging the power of the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing HorizonX applies its momentum to new business ventures to unlock the next generation of game-changing ideas, products, and markets. From investment capital to technology commercialization and market access, HorizonX turns new ideas and businesses into reality.
HorizonX includes three key teams that work in harmony, each tuned to meet the specific demands of new business investments, key partnerships, and disruptive market strategies: HorizonX Ventures, New Business Horizons, Disruptive Horizons. For more information, click here: www.boeing.com
Shannon is home to the largest aerospace and aviation cluster in Ireland, with over 60 firms and growing steadily. The Shannon aviation cluster spans the industry value chain, encompassing everything from aircraft leasing, maintenance and recycling to component manufacture, parts repair and business aviation. Shannon Group’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) helps these companies to develop their businesses. It also supports new entrants keen to join this growing nucleus of aerospace excellence, ensuring that Shannon remains a global centre for the aviation industry. www.iasc.aero
About DCU Ryan Academy
DCU Ryan Academy promotes and accelerates early stage entrepreneurship in Ireland, through its leading entrepreneur, startup and innovation programmes and through events and activities which support broader entrepreneur and startup ecosystem development. The Academy helps startups transform great ideas into successful businesses. www.ryanacademy.ie