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The UK's leading event for the rotorcraft industry

7 & 8

Sep 2022

ExCeL

LONDON

Innovation Awards

We are on the lookout for the most ground-breaking product or service currently on the market within the sector. The inaugural Helitech Expo Innovation Award will be awarded to the business that can convince 5 senior buyers and VIP visitors at the event that their product or service is exactly that. Each nominee will have the chance to pitch why they feel their product or service is the most innovative and deserve the award.

All the nominees and judges will be announced 6 weeks prior to the event. So keep your eye out for this and get to know the businesses leading the way in the sector.

  • Nominees

  • Agenda

    Agenda Coming Soon

  • Judges

    • Harry Nolan: Speaking at the DroneX

      Harry Nolan

      Babcock International

      Adrien Bécue (M) is Head of Innovation of Airbus Cybersecurity. He graduated from Toulouse Business School in 2003 with a Master in Aerospace Management. In 2004, he joined the French defence procurement agency (DGA) as a Program Purchaser for Land Weapon systems. In this position he managed a portfolio of industrial and research projects driven by Network-Centric Warfare and Digital Battlefield transformations. He joined EADS group in 2008 to manage acquisition programs in Tactical Communication systems for the French Navy and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) deployed in Afghanistan. In 2010 he became Research & Technology Project Manager for border security and maritime surveillance projects.

    • Julia Jiggins: Speaking at the DroneX

      Julia Jiggins

      Thales

      Julia is responsible for developing Thales UK’s market opportunities for future aviation and space products and services across the whole of the aerospace and space environment.

      Prior to joining Thales UK in 2008, Julia worked for Boeing UK for 6 years and was with the RAF for 13 years. She has worked in various logistics, after sales support, manufacturing, product development including the delivery of integrated communication packages to aircraft and product strategy throughout her career. Julia has a longstanding career in the aerospace and avionics industry, and is a senior specialist within the Thales UK business, with responsibility for civil aviation, drone, and space-related activities. Julia maintains various board memberships including Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC), and has deep insights across the wider aviation ecosystems and industries. Julia is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) and an alumni of Warwick University having graduated in 1987 with BSc(Hons) in Management Science.

    • Tim Fauchon: Speaking at the DroneX

      Tim Fauchon

      British Helicopters Association

      Adrien Bécue (M) is Head of Innovation of Airbus Cybersecurity. He graduated from Toulouse Business School in 2003 with a Master in Aerospace Management. In 2004, he joined the French defence procurement agency (DGA) as a Program Purchaser for Land Weapon systems. In this position he managed a portfolio of industrial and research projects driven by Network-Centric Warfare and Digital Battlefield transformations. He joined EADS group in 2008 to manage acquisition programs in Tactical Communication systems for the French Navy and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) deployed in Afghanistan. In 2010 he became Research & Technology Project Manager for border security and maritime surveillance projects.