Co-located with Dubai Airshow, Vista will give startups access to a full programme of events to help them launch, grow and scale.


What is VISTA?

Co-Located with Dubai Airshow, VISTA is a unique opportunity for aerospace startups to meet with key decision makers and globally ranked investors to launch, grow and scale their startups.

This year VISTA showcased over 80 of the most innovative aerospace startups from sustainability to drones, satellites and more.

Get an opportunity to take part in a number of sub-events including one-on-one mentorship sessions, workshops, high-level networking and the highly anticipated pitch competitions!

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5 days of mentorship clinics, workshops, competitions, networking and face time with investors to provide real opportunities to launch, scale and grow their businesses.



The region’s only dedicated aerospace startup event showcasing startups from all over to come together to display and discuss the latest technologies and innovations.


Showcasing startups get an opportunity to pitch to the aerospace ecosystem, tech leaders and investors – sponsored by corporate identities.


Guaranteed facetime with attending investors. Meet globally ranked investors, industry leaders, c levels and key decision makers to take your startup to the next level.


Have a great startup idea and not sure what is your next step? Attend our mentorship clinics and one on one sessions with some of the leading players in the startup ecosystem.


Learn through our keynotes and panel discussions by industry leaders to discover how you can boost growth and ignite your business.


Connect with a top-class panel of investors, corporate and government buyers & international media for high level networking.


We would like to take this opportunity to appreciate and thank all our investors.

Having a great idea is only the first stage in being a successful startup. To make it big you need guidance, connections and investment. VISTA can help with all of the above!


2021 Mentorship Clinics

Our mentorship clinics and one on one mentorship opportunities were hosted by some of the leading companies in the aerospace industry.



Strategic Partner

Supporting Sponsor

Competition Partner - The Vista Innovation Cup



The most anticipated startup hub of in the region is excited to launch the live challenges taking place at Vista 2023.

VISTA 2021 Pitch Competitions

The world’s top startups, developers, and entrepreneurs joined us and pitched their product or solution across 2 days of live competitions in a bid to work with the industry’s thought leaders and compete for money can’t buy prizes.

In partnership with government and industry stakeholders including Etihad, MBRSC and Boeing all exhibitors participating at Vista were offered a chance to pitch their solutions that support our host partner’s initiatives. If you are an aerospace startup, do not miss this unique opportunity to showcase your company to a live audience that can take your startup to the next level at Dubai Airshow 2023.

Challenge 1 – Sustainability

In conjunction with Etihad: How can we reduce Etihad's Scope 3 emissions? 
Seeking solutions that can drive towards reduction of indirect emissions that occur throughout the entire supply chain of ground and air operations (including cargo).

Judging Panel:

WINNER:  Signol represented by Dan White, CEO

Challenge 2 - Space

In conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC): Palm trees are considered a symbolic agricultural heritage in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aim of this challenge is to develop an end-to-end deep learning or machine learning model to automatically detect all the palm trees from RGB aerial imagery, with efficient computational time.

Judging Panel:

WINNERForestSAT represented by Ajay Goyal, Founder

Challenge 3 - The Vista Innovation Cup 

World’s top startups pitched their product or solution in a bid to win the title of most Innovative Startup at Vista 2021. Congratulations to Corona Aerospace who were crowned winners, in collaboration with EDGE – driving an innovative future for the defence and aerospace sectors.

Judging Panel:

WINNERCorona Aerospace represented by John Nicol, CEO





Competition Partner - Sustainability

Competition Partners - Space

Competition Partner - The Vista Innovation Cup

Strategic Partner

Supporting Sponsor

2021 VISTA Investors & Speakers

Vista speaker sponsors and partners

Strategic Partner

Supporting Sponsor

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Mentorship Clinic Partners

Competition Partner - Sustainability

Competition Partners - Space

Competition Partner - The Vista Innovation Cup

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