An Israel-based innovation center is looking for four to six startup businesses “in the fields of aviation and travel” for an inaugural class of companies to “nurture groundbreaking technologies.”
The newly launched program, called Navigator, is the product of partners EL AL Israel Airlines’ Cockpit program and JetBlue Technology Ventures.
Navigator is searching for new technologies, as well as existing technologies that made a difference in other industries, and is now targeting the travel and aviation industry.
Companies in the Navigator program will work for three months in Israel and an additional month in Silicon Valley. Each will get an opportunity to present their developments to key players in the global aviation industry.
After the four-month international program, alumni may be offered follow-up support for another eight months in terms of workspace and business development mentoring aimed at actualizing the partnerships that will be created.
Applications to participate will be accepted until Sept. 2 through Cockpit’s website. The selection process will be based on an examination of various criteria, the first of which is evidence that the technological development under discussion will lead to meaningful innovation and positive change in the industry, according to officials.