Passenger Innovation Awards 2016
The Passenger Innovation Awards is an initiative that aims to ignite new ideas in the passenger world. Finalists will win cash awards, but will also have a unique opportunity to attend the IATA World Passenger Symposium, network and present their ideas on stage to all the delegates.
The 2016 finalists will attend the 2016 WPS in Dubai and present their ideas to the jury and the audience.
The ideas should achieve at least one of the following:
- improve the passenger experience
- drive process simplification
- decrease costs
- enable ancillary revenue
in one of the following areas:
Enable a frictionless door-to-door experience through a smart identity process
Transform the current baggage process to increase reliability, security and convenience
Revolutionaize direct sales and payment options to match today's passenger expectations
How to participate
Participants must complete the idea submission template
(pdf), including the idea, an executive summary and idea description before 31 August 2016.
Then, simply submit
your business idea with the completed template attached!
A jury panel will evaluate the ideas based on the judging criteria
(pdf) and shortlist five of the best ideas. The finalists will be invited to present their ideas at the IATA World Passenger Symposium 2016 where the winners will be announced.
The finalists will each be given a booth in the “Innovation Corner” of the exhibition hall where they will have the first couple of days to present their idea and answer questions. The jury panel and event attendees will vote on the best idea on the last day of the event – the awards will be announced and presented on the last day following the voting.
The winner of the best idea will have an opportunity to join an incubation program at Plug and Play
as well as USD 20,000; the second prize will receive a one year IATA Strategic Partnerships program
in their area of expertise as well as USD 10,000; the third prize will be USD 5,000. Each winner will also be able to use a logo to promote their business idea. In addition to the cash award, the Passenger Innovation Award offers networking opportunities and recognition.
- 20 June to 31 August: Submission of business ideas
- 18-20 October: 2016 World Passenger Symposium
- 20 October: Winners of the Passenger Innovation Awards announced
Terms and conditions
The Passenger Innovation Awards is open to all individuals who haven't already launched the solution commercially. Submitters must comply with the terms and conditions
(pdf) pertaining and can participate as an individual or a team, but must participate on behalf of an existing company.