Applications for virtual incubator now closed

Thank you to everyone that has submitted their proposals to identify, monitor or measure water or soil pollution using satellite data and unmanned aircraft technology as part of the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge 2019.

Applications for the virtual incubator programme have now closed.

On Monday 20 May we will announce the participants of the incubator.

The programme will run from May to September, providing participants with support from Airbus, masterclasses from New Zealand tech, agri and commercialisation experts and mentorship from industry experts including Xerra, Airways and Blinc Innovation.

Those that are still interested in taking part in the Challenge are invited to submit a full application by 15 September 2019 at

The overall winner of the Challenge will be announced at a two day event on 17 and 18 October when participants will demonstrate their technology and take part in a ‘pitchfest’ and awards event held in Christchurch.