Aero Innovation Event – Startups and Researchers.

Aero Innovation Event is the pioneering innovation event for the aeronautical sector at which the most innovative methodologies will be used to find out how to take innovations to development.

You will have a personalised advisory session about all the subsidies available for financing your innovation and about protecting your innovation, amongst other issues.

In addition, if you are an innovator you will have two opportunities to present your innovation at the patents session and the projects or technology start-ups session, which will be made effective for you to be able to meet your target customers. AeroIE is specifically designed to answer the real, proven needs of stakeholders in aeronautical innovation.

Innovation Event registration system creates a unique, efficient experience for all participants, offering them networking and helping them to get the most out of their attendance at the event. For the sake of correct registration and to facilitate networking we would be grateful if you would fill out the whole form.

* Discounts for companies per additional attendee.

The emblematic company Airbus Group, the undeniable leader in the aeronautical sector, that groups Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space has turned innovation into one of its key attributes.

Through the keynote lecture “How to apply innovation in the Supply Chain” Luis Miguel del Saz of Airframe Supply Management will explain to us first hand how innovation is developed in one of the most strategic areas of AIRBUS: Supply Chain

In addition to learning from AIRBUS, participants in AEROIE 2017 will have the chance to present their innovative processes to the company. In this regard,

How can I bring my innovation to Airbus?

On 15 March 2017, Airbus will propose a number of Technological Opportunities and Needs and from that moment the registration period will begin for companies interested in providing solutions to the opportunities and needs posed.

The 3 key questions about Innovation: Why? What If? How? Alan McShane

What is visual thinking? What are the basic tools? How can it help to foster creativity, at both personal and group level


  • • Visual Thinking and its most important tools (the space, canvases, bubble-maps, min maps, visualisation, Lego Serious Play, Gamestorming).
  • • Where and how can they aid the creative process and favour innovation?
  • • Their use in practical cases.


Workshop 4: LSP (Lego Serious Play) tools for stimulating innovation methodology. Alan McShane (Lego Serious Play). Limited number of attendees.

LEGO© SERIOUS PLAY™ is an innovative, experience-based training and transformation strategy. It is based on research which has shown that by playing you can learn and better understand the work and personal environment, its characteristics, possibilities and potential.

LEGO is a powerful tool designed to model and share a vision of an organization, team, product, service, project or problem at a particular moment of its history.

This tool is currently being used by Airbus Group to manage innovation and other types of projects.

Growing in the collaborative era: Pentagrowth levers of exponential growth. Javier Creus.

Javier Creus, Founder of Ideas for Change, shows us successful companies which are growing and explains how they do so. An example of this tool is GE Aviation’s one for developing 3D pieces.

Javier will explain Pentagrowth methodology to use and the five levers for exponential growth. If you want to grow, you have to collaborate.


Workshop 10: Pentagrowth, the tool for exponential growth in companies. Javier Creus.

A workshop which will help organizations to design new business models with potential for exponential growth using the new combinations of the levers available in the surroundings and using the organization’s own assets and skills.


The workshops provide theoretical and practical work methodologies for the various different topics of interest to companies, researchers and entrepreneurs in the innovation area. This event, at which different workshops will be held simultaneously, allows you to choose the one which best meets your interests and answers your concerns about them.

Workshop 8: How to protect innovation for researchers. Herrero & Asociados.

The organizers of AEROIE have seen that many researchers are afraid to share or transfer their innovations and developments. To deal with this, there is a workshop to show different types of innovation and how to protect each of them. After the workshop you will have the information you need for cooperation with companies and other innovation stakeholders.

Coaching Factory Workshops, Amaia Agirre

People are the most important resource. Self-knowledge promotes innovation and the results it obtains, but you have to be able to recognise them in order to be able to make use of them. To deal with this, AEROIE offers two workshops about the latest tendencies for strengthening companies’ innovative profiles.


Workshop 2: TTI SUCCESS INSIGHTS Management tools for innovative profiles. Coaching Factory. Amaia Agirre.

The TriMetrix® CE (Coeficiente Emocional) report has been drawn up to understand people’s talents better. It offers a perspective on three different area of any individual: behaviour, motivation and emotional intelligence. Knowledge of strengths and weaknesses in each area are key to achieving professional development and the highest level of satisfaction.

This tool has been used in major aerospace companies to optimise profiles within and outside the organization.


Workshop 7: The nine profiles and how to strengthen innovation in each one. Coaching Factory. Amaia Agirre

The 9 Belbin team roles are used for identifying people’s strengths and weaknesses in the work environment.

Knowledge of Belbin roles in teams is useful for:

      • • Building productive work relationships.
      • • Selecting and developing high performance teams.
      • • Increasing self-knowledge and personal efficiency.
      • • Creating confidence and mutual understanding.
      • • Managing conflicts.
      • • Helping in recruitment/personnel selection processes.

The advantages of a culture of continual innovation in the company. Paco Bree.


Workshop 5: Tools for developing innovation culture in companies. Paco Bree.

This session’s objective is to present new tendencies, projects and start-ups which may provide solutions or new technology of interest to the sector.

This will bring together companies, business accelerators and public administrations interested in helping these projects financially.

Taking part here will enable you to be in direct contact with your objective market with its interest in investing in new technologies.

We will back this activity up with other initiatives:

      • • Publication for a month on the event website to make patents better known. Information in real time about the contacts and companies which are interested.
      • • Using a technological device to send invitations to potential customers before, during and after the event.
      • • Using this technological device to monitor interest in and acceptance of the patent.

It is important for researchers and universities to put a critical mass of developed patents onto the market because they have resources for which they need to find the right profile to understand them, value them and invest in them.

This is why we have designed the activity, at which posters will be seen by aeronautical companies from all over Europe, in this way creating the real possibility of commercial opportunities.

We will also reinforce this activity in other ways:

      • • Publication for a month on the event website to make patents better known.
      • • Information in real time about the contacts and companies which are interested.
      • • Using a technological device to send invitations to potential customers before, during and after the event.
      • • Using this technological device to monitor interest in and acceptance of the patent.

Workshop 11: Speed Consulting.

An innovative dynamic which enables companies to have 10-15 minute advisory sessions in which to obtain personalised information about:

      • • Innovation strategy
      • • Innovation and know-how protection
      • • Planning R&D projects for different institutions, CDTI, H2020, DFB, SPRI and others.


Researchers and start-ups can send their questions beforehand and, at the event, experts will deal with each request for ten minutes.