Technology Accelerator

Aviation Technology Accelerator

The Aero1217 Technology Accelerator is a unique, one of a kind, accelerator that focuses on technology acceleration and customer fit before you decide on the best route to commercialize your invention. Unlike a typical accelerator or incubator, we are focused on getting the fundamental parts of your invention to work first. Whether it’s hardware, software or a combination of both, we provide you the resources and expertise to make sure it works first. Once you’ve mastered that, we can assist you in the best commercialization path by partnering with the top startup accelerators in the country.

Aero 1217 offers a 3 to 9-month cohort program for teams with ideas for a product or service offing in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Be it general aviation or commercial aviation and space. Even if you only have a great team of talented people that want to pursue your aviation passion but no idea for a product yet, we can help you source great ideas from major research Universities or government organizations like NASA with whom we have key relationships.

To be considered you need to fill out an application for consideration for our program. Once all applicants have submitted we pick the top three ideas that have the best chances for commercial success.

Selected teams have access to our experienced group of former aviation industry executives, engineers and commercialization experts to assist you. We have a “maker” space in a real hangar at a real airport for your idea development if needed.

Technology Development and Acceleration

Have a new idea to improve aviation? Maybe you licensed or acquired a new technology that needs work? We can help you accelerate the development and dramatically improve it’s readiness for the marketplace.

Commercialization of new technology

Many of our customers have been resource-limited when they need to get a new innovation to market or are looking for a key missing piece. We help by employing our unique tools, business development network and licensing expertise to get your project off the ground.

Aviation Maker

Coming soon a new space to work on your invention with the tools and technology you need to get the job done. All in a fantastic environment in a real hangar with real planes and really experienced mentors. This will lead to acceleration of your idea to market.