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Together, transforming the future of aviation through innovation 


The IATA Digital Innovation program is in place to foster a culture of digital innovation and transformation within aviation. 

Digital Innovation community

The IATA Digital Innovation community is made up by Airlines, Startups, Strategic Partners, and our Silicon Valley based startup accelerator partner Plug and Play. It explores and discusses new digital technological trends and latest developments in the air travel space. 

Additionally, this program will provide you with opportunities to pitch new product ideas to the IATA Digital Transformation and Innovation team, IATA subject matter experts, and select airlines.

Join the digital innovation community

If you are not an airline, participation to the Digital Innovation community requires joining our Strategic Partnership Program.

Innovation Day

The Innovation Day event brings together players to address the digital transformation in the air travel space. This is a by invitation only to IATA Members and IATA Strategic Partners.

The first event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 31 May 2022 and it will gather innovative leaders in different areas of Digital Transformation, such as Accelerate@IATA powered by Plug and Play, IATA Think Tank, Digital Innovation Strategic Partners, IT leaders’ community, Digital Aircraft Operations, New Experience Travel Technologies (NEXTT), Cargo ONE Record  and much more.

Innovation Day 2022 synopsis 

Geneva, Switzerland - 31 May 2022


The first industry-owned travel tech accelerator powered by Plug and Play where airlines and startups converge for innovation.

This program gives airlines and value chain partners access to startups and leading-edge technologies, with the objective to facilitate projects, pilots, and implementations between the partners and the startups.

In this session, you will learn about the 2022 themes and how startups will address them.

IATA Think Tank

The Digital Think Tank aims to brainstorm ideas to digitalize areas that can directly benefit airlines and the value chain. The goal is to lead the change for airlines through the creation and implementation of new ideas at industry level.

In this session, you will hear from Think Tank members the new ideas that will shape the future of air travel, such as: Flying Sustainably , Green Airport, Customer Experience and Look to Book.


The New Experience Travel Technologies (NEXTT) is an IATA and Airports Council International (ACI) partnership.

This program provides goal is to ensure the transport of passengers, baggage & cargo benefits from the latest technology developments to improve customer experience, reliability and efficiency.

In this session, you will learn more about NEXTT and the areas of innovation opportunities in the passenger journey.

Digital Innovation Partners

The purpose of the IATA Digital Innovation Strategic Partnership program is to foster a culture of digital innovation and transformation within aviation.

In this session, you will hear more from the Digital Innovation leaders.

IT leaders’ community

The IT leaders’ community brings together Airline IT experts to advise Airline Senior IT professionals on technology best practices, to support airlines in the implementation of their business strategies and enable innovation based on the best use of technology.

In this session, you will learn from the experts what is happening in corporate environment, such as Cybersecurity.

Download the Innovation Day 2022 agenda for additional information

The Digital Innovation partners

These are the current IATA Digital Innovation strategic partners.