The current initiative is an education- and student-driven innovation project using an experimental, massive open online (MOOP) platform. This initiative is launched as a common effort by EASN, ESA and IdeaSquare@CERN, as an extension of the current CBI program at IdeaSquare. It poses an engineering-driven challenge for cross-disciplinary university students: design a high speed, 300- passenger aircraft that, based on a new business model, demonstrates economic viability.
The ramp-up starts in 2018 with different engineering-driven student assignments. They build up on the existing teaching curriculum of the participating home universities. The aim is not to compete or question other research projects on supersonic civil aircrafts but rather to offer supervised (under)graduate students an opportunity to innovate collectively and in a new interdisciplinary manner.
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