Isaac Perez-Fafian, Delegate for Airbus UpNext Spain, will speak at this year’s EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona

On May 12-13 we will be hosting the 8th edition of our annual EU-Startups Summit in beautiful Barcelona. This truly unmissable event is coming back to an in-person format with a bang, and we’re bringing you the chance to network and connect with over 1,500 startup enthusiasts, founders and investors. You’ll get to listen to inspirational talks and fireside chats from Europe’s leading entrepreneurs and some of the biggest names in the European startup community. Not to forget our super exciting pitch competition!

We’ll have an awesome speaker lineup this year, and today we’d like to announce yet another speaker for our workshop stage. It’s Isaac Perez-Fafian, Delegate for Airbus UpNext Spain will be joining us!

As the Delegate for Airbus UpNext in Spain, Isaac is on a mission to create an inspiring place for people to work, develop themselves and boldly experiment to build the future of flight. Both workplaces and the travel industry are undergoing massive adjustments this year – so he’s certainly going to have important insights we should all be paying attention to. 

Isaac orientates Airbus’ activities in Spain to actively shape the future of aerospace. Airbus UpNext uses demonstrators to evaluate, mature and validate new tech breakthroughs in the sector – shaping the foundations for infrastructure and flight regulations and enabling Airbus to create a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. The aim is to identify future disruptive travel trends, accelerate prototype development of these ideas, and develop sustainable real-world applications for emerging aerospace tech. 

Isaac Perez-Fafian works with the Airbus innovation ecosystem as well as Spanish and European officials to identify and engage potential partners and suppliers both locally in Spain and internationally. Isaac has already contributed to a number of innovative platforms including the Airbus Beluga XL as well as the A350 NEO, E-Fan X and is currently on the recently announced “eXtra performing WING”.

Joining us this May on the workshop stage, Isaac will share his expertise on “Resilient Innovation: how big companies use startups to succeed with data and prepare for the future”.

This year’s Summit has so much to offer – it’s going to be 2 days of unmissable action. Make sure you secure your ticket now! You can also check out more information about the Summit on our dedicated event page, and enjoy this teaser video to get a taste of what’s to come: 

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Freshworks is the leader of cloud-based customer and employee software including CRM, livechat, support, marketing automation, ITSM, & HRMS. Products are simple to set up, cost-effective & equipped with powerful automation. Through the Freshworks for Startups program the EU-Startups community can gain access to up to $10k credits on essential tools & products for your Startup. You also get access to Freshworks’ community of VCs, Investors, Mentors, & Customers. Claim your benefits here.

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