Aviation Blockchain Challenge for Tech Entrepreneurs

Aviation Blockchain Challenge

Blockchain has been praised as the most disruptive technology long enough. While the financial sector has already been shaken up, the Travel & Mobility Tech scene has not yet exhausted all possibilities offered by the Blockchain technology. Therefore, Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO has joined forces to kick off the first Aviation Blockchain Challenge worldwide.

We want to attract the world’s most talented Blockchain entrepreneurs by providing the perfect environment to ideate and experiment with new business models. The combination of Lufthansa’s innovation ecosystem and massive industry expertise along with access to SAP Blockchain assets and mentorship will enable you to put your idea in the spotlight of relevant decision makers and consequently boost your Blockchain business.

So, if you believe that the aviation industry was waiting for your Blockchain solution, then this challenge is for you!


Make airline operations flawless and more accurate

In this category, ideas are sought that improve airline specific operations and re-lated processes, for example by optimizing the sharing of data across company and departmental boundaries.

Make the travel experience more efficient and convenient

In this category, ideas are sought along the entire travel chain that offer clear added value for travelers – from booking and purchasing flights to loyalty pro-grams and airport identification. The overriding goal is to make the travel experience more efficient and seamless.

Make Supply Chain & Maintenance transparent and interconnected

This category is about ideas that have the potential to rethink maintenance and related aspects of the aviation supply chain – from document tracking and digitization to the transparent verification of documentation.


Aviation Blockchain Challenge Timelines



If you are not yet motivated enough, here’s the cherry on top:
A Global stage for your idea incl. international press coverage and media awareness
Potential pilot project with Lufthansa Group
Professional mentoring for all shortlisted teams
Possibility to pitch in front of senior management
Coverage of travel expenses (up to 2500€ per team)
Finalists can get access to Blockchain-as-a-Service from SAP in order to build or improve their MVP
Office space for up to 3 months in the Berlin ecosystem – to work on your idea together with us
We take ZERO equity!


Aviation Blockchain Challenge Jury


There are hardly any restrictions, but there are a few things that matter for us:
Early-stage startups are welcome just like any other team, without a registered company.
All ideas should solve one problem of our three categories with a sharp Blockchain-based solution.
Just like Blockchain, good ideas are spread all over the world. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you are based in Germany or if your company was founded in Bora Bora…
Even if your home base is in Bora Bora, we need the finalists to be physically present at the Lufthansa Innovation Forum in Frankfurt, Germany 23. October 2018 to pitch your idea.

Apply Now to be part of the Lufthansa Aviation Blockchain Challenge.

Good Luck!

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