Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Royole Technology, a creator and manufacturer of flexible displays, flexible sensors and foldable smartphones.

The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in cabin environments and investigate the possibilities for commercial co-operation.

Based in Shenzhen, Airbus China Innovation Centre is the first Innovation Centre set up by Airbus in Asia. Its mission is to fully leverage local advantages including innovative talents, partners and the eco-system, and combine this with Airbus’s expertise in aerospace, to explore breakthroughs in technologies, business models and new growth opportunities. ACIC is now fully operational with the official office opening ceremony due to take place in early 2019.

By investigating the use of flexible displays and flexible sensors in the cabin, Airbus plans to co-operate with Royole Technology by building a futurised, digitalised and personalised cabin to further improve the cabin environment, cabin safety and energy saving.

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