Ethiopian Airlines to launch a digital system to develop an idea procurement program to highlight innovative solutions for the aviation industry starting from August 2021.
The announcement was made by the airline as part of a series of digital discussions on digital entrepreneurship and innovation. Ethiopian Airlines Business Development and Innovation Hub Founder and Director, Abiy Asrat, said the airline will launch a digital system to enable the upcoming generation/local talent to develop innovative solutions for various problems arising in the aviation sector.
He said a system will be set up for partners to plan, develop and implement their innovations and financial support will be provided from the airline.
State Minister for Innovation and Technology, Ahmedin Mohammed (Ph.D.), said the launch of Ethiopian Airlines’ “myidea” creates a conducive environment for technology entrepreneurs and should be followed by other private institutions and public enterprises.
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology also reaffirmed its readiness to work with and support institutions that provide space and funding for creative development activities.