Dr. Pierre Vialettes
Global Head of Technology Scouting Beijing, China
Pierre loves aerospace and had his glider pilot license before his driver license. He’s been in Aerospace domains all his career, from his Ph.D. at ISAE-SUPAERO for the French Space agency on stratospheric balloons to his post-doc in Tsinghua University on foldable solar panels for satellites. In 2008, he was hired by Airbus to initiate the first R&T activities in China starting from scratch, extending to North Asia in 2013. During this period, he launched more than 70 projects with the top universities and tech companies in North Asia.
The Global Technology Scouting he leads is a light & efficient team spanning on (almost) all continents (US, Canada, Europe, Russia, India, China, and APAC). Their job is to wed with the local innovation ecosystems to identify new technologies and create business opportunities for Airbus.
In addition to this role, Pierre is also a lecturer at Beihang University in China and trainer at Airbus Business Academy for Airbus employees and airlines on innovation management.
In 2020, he was elected vice-chair of the Aviation and Aerospace Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce of China (EUCCC).
Since April 2021, he is also a startup mentor for SOSV Venture Capital and its different accelerators (Chinaccelerator, MOX, HAX).
Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-vialettes