Nichola Bates

Managing Partner, Aerospace Xelerated & Head of Global Accelerators and Innovation Programs, Boeing

Aerospace Xelerated

Nichola joined Boeing over four years ago, following a decade-long career working with early stage and scaling startups, where she championed the role of the SME to government, particularly in the security and resilience sector. Nichola brings extensive experience of international business development and fundraising for growth, from strategy through to execution; with a wide network across governments and industry. Having also gained experience of working inside one of the world's largest corporations she has become even more passionate about the benefits of collaboration between startups and corporates. In her role as Managing Partner for Aerospace Xelerated, Nichola invests in and supports startups using innovative technologies to the benefit of the aerospace sector and related industries.



14 November 2023 | 11:20 - 11:35 | Joint Presentation: Shifting Trends in Corporate Innovation: How Aerospace Xelerated is Shaping the Future of Aerospace

The Boeing Global Accelerators & Innovation team will reflect on 4 years spent working with startups to shape the future of aerospace, as well as discussing shifting attitudes and approaches to the role of corporate innovation. Join us to be the first to hear an announcement on the exciting new direction that the programme is taking and the opportunities this creates for partners and participants!

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