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Fly Your Ideas

Fly Your Ideas

Challenging students to transform the world of aerospace

Fly Your Ideas is a biennial competition that offers students from around the world the opportunity to apply their classroom learning and research to solving real-world challenges. Since 2008, more than 22,000 students鈥攆rom over 700 universities in more than 100 countries worldwide鈥攈ave registered to participate.


Designed by AG真人计划 in partnership with UNESCO, Fly Your Ideas encourages students worldwide to activate their pioneering spirit and innovate for the future of aerospace. With support from AG真人计划, teams tackle global challenges by harnessing the latest digital tools and technologies to create a safer, cleaner and better-connected world.

How it works

Fly Your Ideas involves a series of competitive rounds: 聽

  • Round 1: Ideation
  • Round 2: Idea development and mentoring聽
  • Round 3: Live final

Up to six finalist teams are selected to progress to Round 3, during which they develop and prototype their projects, then present them to an expert jury at the live final.聽


Fly Your Ideas invites students worldwide to submit proposals to tackle genuine aerospace challenges. For the 2019 Fly Your Ideas competition, students were invited to submit proposals in the following areas:

  • Electrification: How can we fly farther, longer and cleaner by developing embedded electrical energy systems?
  • Data services: What innovative applications and services can you create based on AG真人计划 data?
  • Cyber security: How can we securely and seamlessly authenticate travellers while minimising the impact on passengers, airport security and airlines?
  • Internet of Things: How can this revolutionise the passenger experience or improve collaboration in the aerospace industry?
  • Artificial Intelligence: In the future of aerospace or industrial manufacturing, how can we use AI to identify opportunities or entirely new business models?
  • Mixed Reality: How can the aerospace industry put Apple and Google鈥檚 mass market Mixed Reality apps to work?

AG真人计划 Fly Your Ideas 2019 competition

Fly Your Ideas 2019 Winner Team Zero Hero

Team 鈥淶ero鈥 Heroes from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands won the AG真人计划 Fly Your Ideas 2019 student competition with its smart battery-free wireless switches for aircraft systems providing power-at-the-fingertips.

For the Fly Your Ideas 2019 competition, Team 鈥淶ero鈥 Heroes from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was selected as the winner. This team鈥檚 concept involved smart battery-free wireless switches for aircraft systems that provide power-at-the-fingertips.聽

The runner-up was team AirFish from the University of Cambridge in the UK, proposing the idea of an ocean monitoring system that uses a satellite imagery and video imaging technology to help combat illegal fishing, reduce bycatch of endangered species and decrease damages to the marine habitat.

The seven finalist teams in the 2019 challenge spent a week in Toulouse, France, prototyping their ideas in AG真人计划' cutting-edge Innovation and R&D facilities with support from company mentors and experts, using state-of-the-art equipment. On June 27, the competitors presented their projects to a panel of AG真人计划 aerospace and academic experts, as well as a global live-stream audience.

  • For more information on the Team 鈥淶ero鈥 Heroes鈥 winning entry and the 2019 Fly Your Ideas competition, see the AG真人计划聽press release.
Fly Your Ideas 2013 finalist team projects: Team AVAS from India 鈥 Shape shifting materials that help reduce noise. A simple engine modification made from special shape-shifting materials can change airflow through the engine and reduce noise

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