I am excited to announce that today we are launching TechAloft.com, a new website focused on telling the stories at the leading edge of technology and aerospace. The site is part of our efforts to promote the $25K Sikorsky Entreprenuerial Challenge. We hope you’ll take a look.
Sikorsky Innovations is the founding sponsor of the Stamford Innovation Center. We’ve helped them for years in recruiting and evaluating the talented companies who have applied to the Entrepreneurial Challenge. The people who work at Sikorsky have been great to work with. Their passion for great technology and the value it provides is inspiring.
What’s new about the Entrepreneurial Challenge this year is that rather than focus on aerospace-specific problems, we’ve shifted our strategy to focus on important underlying technologies that will help Sikorsky leverage the best tech and engage with viable vendors whose technology has broad applicability across a wide array of industries. And we’ve built the TechAloft site as a way to participate in the dialog around these exciting industries.
Right now we are actively recruiting in four exciting tech sectors: IOT (Internet of Things), Augmented Reality, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing and Energy Storage/Energy Management. We’ve met some great companies and awesome experts who are excited to get to know whether their products and solutions can improve current and future aircraft. They recognize that the answers to questions they will get from Sikorsky engineers will allow them to improve their business, their technology, or at a minimum the way they position their capabilities.
The value of this engagement for a young company with early technology cannot be overstated, and goes well beyond the $25K award that goes to the winner. As I’ve said many times recently, the award money is desert. The relationship with Sikorsky is dinner, and we hope to see many many hungry companies around the table.
Please take a look at our new site, TechAloft.com and let us know what you think. And if you can think of a colleague, friend or acquaintance with tech in the areas of IOT (Internet of Things), Augmented Reality, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing or Energy Storage/Energy Management, and who you think would benefit from a relationship with Sikorsky, please forward this information to them.
We’ll be expanding the TechAloft site in the future and we hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Stamford Innovation Center