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Play a part in the airport of the future!

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This challenge is over. Discover Groupe ADP's newest challenge!

Show that you are essential for the airport of the future

Do you think that your company or startup could include your product or service in the airport of the future? Don't waste another second and take part in the Play Your Airport challenge from Groupe ADP.

Groupe ADP wants to get startups and the most innovative SMEs involved in building the next generation of infrastructure, resulting in airports that are both smart and eco-friendly. If you think your startup has real added value to offer to airports, their passengers or employees, then this challenge is for you!

The best startups will be invited to Paris to pitch their solution to the Groupe ADP management team. Because we value collaboration, you'll keep all intellectual property rights to your project following the challenge.


Large range of rewards

Winners will receive the following prizes

  • 1st


Remember – a POC is a chance to test out your solution, with a total of €40k of funding available. If the trial proves successful, you can then negotiate a sales agreement with Paris Aéroports to put your product into use right across the industry.

Visibility in the ParisWorldWide magazine and Groupe ADP's business areas.

A pitch to Groupe ADP's Executive Committee.

A chance to meet with the investment team at Groupe ADP's innovation hub.

Groupe ADP employees will vote to choose the winner of the 'Groupe ADP Employee Prize'. Each member of the winning team will receive an iPad Wi-Fi 32GB Silver worth €409.

Your mission

Major international airports are seeing their passenger numbers increase year on year. New technologies also bring with them a whole host of solutions designed to improve the daily lives of millions of passengers and employees. People's behaviour, methods of transport and technology are all constantly changing, meaning that the airport of the future won't necessarily look like the airports we know today.

Over to you to prove that you're essential for the airport of the future!

Imagine your potential partnership with Groupe ADP by presenting your solution and the added value it brings. Groupe ADP may offer partnerships to any innovative startups and companies that take part in the challenge, whether they are the winners or not.


Some inspiration

Passenger experience

Suggest services and apps that are designed to improve passengers' experience in airports. 


Smart terminals

Design ever-smarter and better connected terminals that use technology to improve the airport


Aircraft services

Propose solutions for aircraft (equipment, traceability, optimization) or for managing cargo layovers.


Things to remember

Airports are places that are subject to a number of constraints.

As such, your project must of course be compatible with the wide range of security regulations surrounding airports.

It will need to take into account the fact that airports are multicultural places visited by people of all ages, some of whom have limited mobility or disabilities.

Many kinds of people visit airports, including travellers and those accompanying them.

The airport of the future needs to be eco-friendly and include a focus on sustainable development.

Join the relevant challenge
You can participate at just one challenge


If you are a student or a recent graduate, another challenge waits for you.



If you are a traveller or someone who works in an airport, another challenge waits for you.



If you are a Groupe ADP employee, another challenge waits for you.