AVIATIONVSCOVID19 is a first of its kind virtual innovation challenge organized by Lufthansa Consulting, zeroG  and Impact Week. The 60-hour innovation challenge aims to bring aviation enthusiasts, students, airline employees and employees from related industries together with our strategic partners APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association), Future Travel Experience and IFSA (International Flight Services Association) in to collaborate in trans-disciplinary teams and re-imagine the future of air travel experience during and post Covid-19 using Design Thinking and user-centric design toolkits in a virtual setting.

Over the period of 60 hours spanning across 2.5 days, participating teams will receive the challenge to come up with solutions for the different phases in the air travel journey - pre-flight,    in-flight and post-flight phase. The team consists of five to six transdisciplinary participants such as aviation enthusiasts, airline employees, professionals from related industries and students. The teams will work virtually using digital collaboration tools and apply a Design Thinking framework to come up with user-centric solutions and innovative ideas to tackle those challenges. Each team will be facilitated by a pair of independent Design Thinking experts and domain experts / consultants from Lufthansa Consulting and zeroG.

At the end of the challenge each team presents their solutions to a jury panel that comprises senior management from leading aviation organizations in the world. The winning teams will receive further mentorship from Lufthansa Consulting and zeroG to refine their solution as well as have an opportunity to present their ideas at the FTE APEX VIRTUAL EXPO, taking place from the 8 – 9 December 2020.

Interested? Read more on our landing page and apply! 

This is a call to action for every aviation enthusiast or aviation professional around the globe. Let's join our hands as an industry in bringing confidence back to people across the world to again hop on an airplane and fly!

How can you participate?

The participation in the challenge is FREE but there are limited places available. Only eight teams will have the chance to participate in this challenge - a total of max. 50 participants. Thus, we only encourage candidates, who can fully devote 2.5 days of their time to register.

You need to fulfill the following requirements to participate:

You are currently working for an airline or aviation related company, pursuing a Masters/ MBA/PhD degree, or are a young professional/entrepreneur with a strong affinity towards the air travel industry

You must devote your full time virtually for 2.5 days while participating in the challenge (circa. 8 hours per full day)

You must be fluent in English

You must have a strong internet connection which can be accessed with a laptop or PC

Participants will be allocated by the organizers to a team based on their background and interest in tackling the challenge for pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight.

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