The time has come to reveal who are our five student team finalists are:
- Team CLiMA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
- Team Levar, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Team AVAS, SRM University, India
- Team Flybrid,Technical University of Milan, Italy
- Team Embarker, Universiti Putra Malaysia
The time has come to reveal who are our five student team finalists. The five finalists are:
From the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. CLiMA's project focuses on the development of aircraft fuelled by a blend of sustainably produced liquefied biomethane and liquefied natural gas (Bio-LNG).
Team Levar, University of São Paulo, Brazil, whose idea looks at a luggage loading and unloading system for airplane cargo compartments to reduce the workload of airport baggage handlers with an air cushion solution inspired by air hockey tables.
From the SRM University, India, looking at reduced propulsion noise thanks to jet exhaust shape modification using intelligent materials (shape memory alloys). These alloys are energized by harvested electricity generated by advanced thermoelectric materials using engine heat source.
Studying at the Technical University of Milan, Italy, Flybrid propose an electric/turboprop combination for hybrid propulsion in regional aircraft. This system uses batteries pre-charged on ground and not in-flight.
Coming from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Team Embarker propose a self-sustaining aircraft cabin concept in which the excess body heat from seated passengers is used as an alternative source of energy to power small electronics in the cabin.
Airbus will fly these teams in June to the Airbus site in Toulouse, where they will present their half a year worth of work projects. 45,000 euro in prizes and a week of training on campus with the Innovation cell are at stake! We’ll all find out who the BIG winner is during a unique Awards Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris on 14th June 2013. We won’t spoil the rest of the special plans we have in store for them, but they’re pretty great!
Take a look at what happened last year in the Finals here: http://bit.ly/18wGGyu