On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Airbus Defence and Space. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of the Airbus Group formed in January 2014 from the former EADS Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidium. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise and is among the top 10 defence companies worldwide, being present in dozens of countries on all continents.
Airbus Defence and Space has 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. They have produced a world-renowned range of products including Eurofighter and A400M aircrafts and the Ariane launcher.
Airbus Defence and Space mission is to create innovative, effective space and defence solutions and services, driving the industry forward. It focuses on the people they work with and for. It’s vision is to define the frontiers of tomorrow and go beyond the limits of what is possible today. Therefore it consistently pushes the boundaries of defence and space solutions to connect and protect lives.
StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.