Relationships with Universities and Research Institutes
Boeing has launched the University Relations program in India to promote aerospace engineering as a career alternative among students. Creating a strong pipeline of talented engineers will go a long way towards creating a vibrant aerospace ecosystem.
Boeing has formed partnerships with IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur as part of the University Relations program.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been selected as one of eight Boeing Strategic universities worldwide and only one of two outside the US. As part of this strategic alliance, Boeing and IISc have entered into a multi-year agreement to perform fundamental research in the domain of aerospace materials, structures and manufacturing technologies.
The University relations program provides scholarships to undergraduate and masters students based on merit and their interest in Aerospace related engineering disciplines. It also supports design competitions through which students gain hands-on exposure to unique aerospace related engineering challenges. These competitions have already yielded working prototypes of autonomous vehicles and radio controlled aircraft completely designed and built by students themselves. In addition, the University Relations program also engages Boeing executives with university students to provide them the opportunity to understand career options in the sector by directly interacting with aerospace practitioners.
Boeing partners with leading universities and research institutes in India to undertake industry-relevant research in areas of mutual interest. Boeing researchers work hand in hand with faculty and researchers at these institutes to develop next generation technologies that will find application on aircrafts of the future.