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27 January 2020

Accelerate@IATA helps airlines and startups to converge for innovation

With the current pace of innovation, it is critical to remain at the forefront of the digital world and to accelerate the development and adoption of our industry initiatives. Accelerate@IATA was launched in 2019, to provide the opportunity to innovate quicker, pilot technologies at scale between airlines, value chain partners & startups to move the industry forward.

This program enables close collaboration between startups and airlines to fast track transformation at industry level. By supplying greater speed, agility, and technical expertise, Accelerate@IATA supports industry-driven initiatives to accelerate the development and adoption of industry standards, help airlines be at the forefront of leading-edge technologies, reduce airlines’ cost of innovation, as well as shape the industry’s future innovation programs.

Our Batch 0 was focused on NDC capabilities, accelerating current distribution limitations as product differentiations, time-to-time market and access to full and rich air content and transparent shopping experience. The following selected startups were accelerated and launched pilots and implementations with airlines:

Subsequently, our Batch One will be aiming the area of following product differentiation offers:

The first Accelerate@IATA Summit will be held on February 26-27 and will focus on Batch 0 wrap up and Batch 1 startup pitches, as well as to get a networking opportunity focused around travel industry in Geneva, Switzerland. Register now by contacting us at accelerate@iata.org and find more information about the Accelerate@IATA program within our brochure!

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