The Hamburg-based Jetlite start-up has reached the final of this year’s Innovation Prize of German Aviation (IDL), a press release said Friday. Jetlite has developed a cabin lighting concept tailored to the human biorhythm. Twenty-four different lighting scenarios on aircraft ensure that passengers reach their destination well rested and with less jetlag. Anchored in the aviation cluster, Jetlite was brought to market-readiness via the six-month Airbus BizLab accelerator program. In spring, Jetlite relocated to the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg-Finkenwerder to expand the concept and test it aboard Lufthansa’s long-haul flights.
Nominated in “Customer Journey” category
Jetlite has been nominated in IDL’s “Customer Journey” category. The jury has selected 12 finalists who will present their concepts on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. The IDL is awarded in four categories: “Customer Journey“, “Emission Reduction”, “Rethinking Flying and “Industry 4.0“. Jetlite is competing with Lufthansa Technik AG/Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and the Frankfurt-based start-up Neosulting GmbH. The prize, under the auspices of the German Minister for Economics Brigitte Zypries, is presented among others by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft e.V. (BDL), the Bitkom digital association, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the P3 GmbH management consultancy.
Pitch at Paris Air Forum
Dr. Achim Leder, CEO of Jetlite, is heading to the Paris Air Forum where the start-up will present its concept and products on reducing jetlag on June 16, 2017 to 800 delegates. The event initiated by Paris Airport, La Tribune and Forum Media 2014 brings leading figures in aviation, aerospace and defence together. Jetlite will also host a stand at the Viva Technology in Paris from June 15-16, 2017.
Commenting to Hamburg News, Leder said: “The present great interest in our idea and the underlying concept have boosted our hopes to improve long-term passenger comfort with Jetlite products. We are working on optimising the concept continually and will incorporate new ideas in future. After conducting our first practical projects, we now plan to expand the team and successfully conclude our next investment phase.”