Airbus BizLab welcomes Christian Lindener as Head of BizLab

  • November 7, 2019
Airbus has named Christian Lindener as Head of BizLab, the global aerospace accelerator. His appointment is effective 1 November.

The Airbus innovation community welcomes Christian Lindener and his more than 15 years of startup and venture experience to lead the BizLab.

Prior to joining Airbus, Christian Lindener worked as Managing Director for Wayra Germany, a technology innovation hub. In this role, he oversaw the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as, the selection of startups and young technology corporations for integration into the Telefonicà investment portfolio. As an independent tech consultant, he has created and advised more than 20 incubator and accelerator programs. As Director of TechFounders, a high-tech hardware accelerator based in Munich, he was responsible for the development of more than 50 high-tech startups.

"I am really excited to join the Airbus BizLab as I truly believe that its unique hybrid model combining intrapreneurs and startups, will create impactful sustainable innovation. At the BizLab, I look forward to helping build the biggest and most daring businesses to shape the future of aerospace"

Lindener co-founded two companies, one of which - a virtual reality startup  - was purchased by in 2014. He was born in Brasil and grew up in Mexico. He studied international business administraton and economics at the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck, the University of New Orleans and the University of Barcelona.

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