The Bizlab distinguishes itself from other corporate innovation vehicles by proposing a hybrid model of acceleration that works with startups, as well as intrapreneurial projects that are integrated back into Airbus. Over the course of the session, Bruno will present the Airbus BizLab hybrid approach and review the role of accelerators in general. The session is meant to be interactive and half will be reserved for discussion and questions.
Bruno Gutierres is the founder and managing director of the Airbus BizLab. The BizLab is the premier aerospace accelerator, with campuses in Toulouse, Hamburg, Bangalore and Madrid. A graduate of Toulouse Business School, Bruno started his career as an entrepreneur and successfully founded and sold two companies. He then joined Air France Cargo in Toulouse. His extensive knowledge of the air cargo market led him to Airbus where he initially created a cargo service for the Beluga, a wide-body transport aircraft, before moving on to other innovation projects within the company. A true rugby enthusiast, Bruno is a member of the Stade Toulousain supervisory board. Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace accelerator, where startups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Since 2015, the BizLab has accelerated 50 startups and 40 internal projects, which have raised a combined € 19.5 million. The global network has recently expanded to include a fourth site in Madrid (Spain), joining the Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Bangalore (India) campuses.