Program entry

Rotorthon 1st Day - Presentation of live challenge

ROTORTHON is the EUROPEAN ROTORS talent event where you and your team will get together to solve or innovate some of the more pressing issues in the VTOL industry. Three teams will compete over a challenge given by Airbus.

ROTORTHON is the EUROPEAN ROTORS talent event where you and your team will get together to solve or innovate some of the more pressing issues in the VTOL industry. Examples are concepts for the next generations of VTOLs, public acceptance of urban mobility, support for disaster relief, joint use of drones and rotorcraft for the same mission, and much more. The concepts delivered by the teams shall not be exact case studies or deep technical analysis but bring in a new vision for challenges of future mobility and VTOL operations. The jury, consisting of EASA, EHA, and the godfathers of ROTORTHON, led by AIRBUS, will rate the idea itself, the presentation, and the defending of the concept.

TIME SUBJECT
10:00 AM Presentation EUROAVIA and introduction "ROTORTHON”
Presentation topics, teams and sponsors
Afternoon Start Challenges 

HOW TO APPLY - FAQ

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Any students from Europe and Turkey are welcome to apply to the ROTORTHON.

HOW MANY MEMBERS CAN EACH TEAM HAVE?

Each team is allowed a maximum number of 3 people. 

WHAT WILL BE THE TOPICS OF THE CHALLENGE?

The topics will be something out of the VTOL sector. It can be from Urban Air Mobility to VTOL rescue vehicles. The exact topics will be announced by the godfathers of the challenge on the first day of the challenge. 

HOW DO I ARRIVE ON SITE FOR THE LIVE CHALLENGE AT THE FAIR?

Each team of the live challenge must organize their own travel to Cologne. For the search for affordable accommodation, EUROAVIA Aachen can assist. For the online challenge, the team will get a presentation of the challenge from the godfathers of the challenge. Then the teams have 6 days to prepare a concept paper that describes their vision of how to tackle the problem. Also on these dates, the teams will have the chance to ask professionals in Q&A sessions for advice. After the submission of the paper, the team has 6 more days to prepare a video presenting their idea. 

The videos of the teams will be presented altogether with live challenge presentations at the EUROPEAN ROTORS fair. After the decision of the jury, the winner of each challenge will be announced. 

HOW DOES THE ONLINE CHALLENGE WORK?

For the online challenge the team will get a presentation of the challenge from the godfathers of the challenge. Then the teams have 6 days to prepare a concept paper which describes their vision how to tackle the problem. Also, in these dates the teams will have the chance to ask professionals in Q&A sessions for advice. After the submission of the paper the team has 6 more days to prepare a video presenting their idea. 

The videos of the teams will be presented altogether with live challenge presentations at the EUROPEAN ROTORS fair. After the decision of the jury, the winner of each challenge will be announced. 

HOW DOES THE LIVE CHALLENGE WORK?

For the live challenge, the team will get a presentation of the challenge on the first day of the EUROPEAN ROTORS fair from the godfathers of the challenge. Then the teams have 3 days to prepare a concept presentation that describes their vision of how to tackle the problem. Also on these dates, the teams will have the chance to ask professionals on-site in Q&A sessions for advice. On the last day of the tradeshow, the team will present their idea to the Jury. 

After the decision of the jury, the winner of each challenge will be announced.