Innovation, in the heart of ADR

After the success of the First Call for Ideas, which saw the implementation of ten projects selected  in the FCO smart city out of over 100 applications received from startups from all over the world, we are now ready for the next step: to engage the second round of startups by investing total of 840.000 euros in their projects with the support of the mentors of the Innovation Cabin Crew aiming at a joint development for up to 8 months within our Innovation Hub at the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport of Fiumicino.
During the "Runway to the future" program, startups will have the opportunity to get in touch with excellent national and international partners, deal with a network of airports focused on innovation within an environment entirely dedicated to startups. Our innovation model translates into a center of excellence aimed at enhancing territorial and local skills by attracting startups from all over the world who will have access to a unique opportunity to develop their projects directly in a HUB dedicated to air transport.
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Call4Ideas we propose


Environmental Impact

Environmental impact and optimization/reduction of energy consumption through: value chain, solutions that optimize energy management and electric mobility.

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Community & Sustainability

Solutions that create value for the local area, communities and the environment such as products that enable the transition of the aviation sector and carbon capture technologies.

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Commercial Opportunities

Defining additional sales channels, including automated ones, and audience engagement in the advertising field in order to obtain additional revenue streams.

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Why joining? 

Innovation Hub: The Center of the projects

ADR Innovation: a 5-phase project

Call for Ideas launch
Selection of the best projects
Access to the acceleration programme in the Innovation Hub
Co-design with the Innovation Cabin Crew
Projects grow

Our Partners

Plug and Play

We believe that the encounter between different worlds is a precious resource. This is why our challenges are open to all those who bring innovation and modernity with their ideas, from startups to large companies, from freelancers to the university world. For this reason we rely on Plug and Play Network, the first global innovation platform that brings together startups and companies ready to collaborate to innovate the airport and aviation sector and 17 other industries.

  • 40K

    Network startup

  • +1K

    Active portfolio startup

Amazon Web Services

Since 16 years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been the most comprehensive and widely adopted cloud platform in the world. AWS offers more than 200 comprehensive services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment and management from 96 Availability Zones (AZs) in 30 geographic regions, with plans announced for 15 more Availability Zones and 5 more AWS regions Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Thailand. Millions of customers - including the fastest-growing start-ups, the largest enterprises and major government agencies - rely on AWS to enhance their infrastructure, become more agile and reduce costs.

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ESA Space Solutions aims to show that space is open for business and has the power to improve our everyday lives on Earth. We do this by helping companies with financial, business and technical support to integrate space data and technology into commercial services. These services should use one (or more) of the following space assets.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational network of professional services firms, operating in 158 countries, providing management and strategic consulting, auditing, legal and tax consulting.

  • 158

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Our Key Figures

Employees involved in Idea Generation
Initiatives identified in the Innovation Plan
Projects submitted by start-ups
Start-up candidates for the first Call for Ideas
Partner in our Innovation network

Our Cabin Crew

30 innovation professionals make up our Cabin Crew

Giulio Ranucci

Head of Innovation & Digital

Emanuele Calà

Vice President Innovation & Quality

Giovanni Gennaro

Open Innovation Manager

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