CONNECTING AEROSPACE INNOVATORS
The Aerospace Innovation Hub @TU Delft is a community of aerospace related startups, academics, students, corporates, and industry professionals.
Our mission is to accelerate content driven innovation in aerospace in a community by facilitating the early entrepreneurial journey, offering a vast aerospace network, and access to a rich aerospace talent pool. We are attaining our mission by offering our members an active community through which they can develop their ideas into viable and scalable products.
The community room and offices are situated on the top four floors of the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at Delft University of Technology. This location enables our community members to have a close connection with the faculty’s students, researchers, and facilities. On top of that, it is a vibrant environment full of likeminded people who elevate each other’s work.
The Aerospace Innovation Hub supports the faculty’s Start Up Voucher program by offering an entry into our community and coaching sessions with industry professionals. There is no better way to kick off your entrepreneurial journey in aerospace!
Our focus is supporting innovations in space technology, in solutions enabling the long term sustainability of aviation, and in novel drone technology. Our power is connecting innovators from in and outside of the aerospace industry and academia to collaborate on these innovations.
Are you interested in becoming a community member? Contact us!
The people connecting aerospace innovators.
The Aerospace Innovation Hub is run by a board of directors and a community manager. Three experienced industry professionals take seat in the board: Femke Verdegaal, Victor Rijkaart and Jos van den Boom. All three have strong connections and experience in academia and the aviation and space industries. The community manager is the linking pin between the community members, students, and the industry. Jan-Willem van Zwieten fulfills this role currently. The Start-up Voucher Program is coordinated by Leanne van Dam and coached by Victor Rijkaart. The offices and facilities are managed by Luc Schrover.
We are always looking to expand our team. If you believe you can add value to our team and community, do not hesitate to contact us!
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Join our broad Aerospace & Drones network
Connect to aerospace engineering students and staff
Meet in the Flighthouse and Community Room
Be close to research facilities
Connect with start-ups, student teams and corporates
Rent offices on the top floors of the Aerospace faculty
Bring innovation to the Hub and Faculty
Share your ambitions with the community
Join the Aerospace Faculty’s network
Provide internships or projects to students
Give back to the next generation of aerospace pioneers
Join the TU Delft Campus’ ecosystem
“HUMANITY NEEDS PRACTICAL MEN, WHO GET THE MOST OUT OF THEIR WORK, AND, WITHOUT FORGETTING THE GENERAL GOOD, SAFEGUARD THEIR OWN INTERESTS. BUT HUMANITY ALSO NEEDS DREAMERS, FOR WHOM THE DISINTERESTED DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENTERPRISE IS SO CAPTIVATING THAT IT BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO DEVOTE THEIR CARE TO THEIR OWN MATERIAL PROFIT.”
“WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET. WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE.”
Winston S. Churchill
“IF EVERYTHING SEEMS UNDER CONTROL, YOU’RE JUST NOT GOING FAST ENOUGH.”
YOUR IDEA HAS THE POTENTIAL
Great ideas should not be kept on shelves but should be given the opportunity to turn into business. The Aerospace Faculty offers a Start-up Voucher & Coaching Program together with the Aerospace Innovation Hub. This voucher aims to guide, facilitate and accelerate the first entrepreneurial steps of an aerospace innovator. Each year this voucher is awarded to five ambitious student groups.
A winner of the Startup Voucher is awarded €2500 for support of production of the first prototype and initial development.
A dedicated coach from the Aerospace Industry offers guidance and advice to the newly formed startups. Coaching sessions and workshops are part of the program to facilitate the best start.
Every Startup Voucher winner joins the Aerospace Innovation Hub’s community. The community offers startups a broad and experienced network from the moment they become a member. Collaborating with the university, students, companies and other startups becomes a lot easier when you are in the loop!
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