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Airbus helps incubate travel pillow startup

The new company, UUO Innovation, was accelerated at Airbus Bizlab India, which will support the market launch of the product called napEazy.

, ET Bureau|
Jul 01, 2019, 06.37 PM IST
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napEazy comfort kit is expected to be launched in the market by August 2019.
Airbus India has helped incubate a startup from its internal team of engineers who have designed a travel pillow that provides easy to long haul passengers on aircraft.

The new company, UUO Innovation, was accelerated at Airbus Bizlab India, which will support the market launch of the product called napEazy.

The patented design was developed as an internal project by Airbus employees Pradipta Kishore Sahoo and Soham Narayan Patel at the Airbus India facilities in Bengaluru. The product can be used not just in air travel but also while traveling in car, coach or train, according to the company.

“International air travel is growing. So is the market for products that ease the pain of long-haul flights. napEazy is ergonomic and offers a unique resting and sleeping experience. The opportunity and guidance provided by Airbus to develop this product is invaluable,” said Soham Narayan Patel, CEO and Co-Founder of UUO Innovation.

napEazy comfort kit is expected to be launched in the market by August 2019. Initially it will be launched globally on crowd funding platform KickStarter and IndieGoGo for pre-order and then across other e-commerce platforms.

“Airbus always seeks to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. India has some of the most brilliant engineers on the planet and we are proud that we could support two of our employees to become full time entrepreneurs with a thoughtful product,” said Suraj Chettri, Head of Human Resources, Airbus India and South Asia.

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