The air transport industry’s digital transformation and innovation network

Launched in 2018, the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub is a truly unique community designed specifically for the individuals and organisations who are at the forefront of digital transformation and innovation in the aviation industry. Our Corporate Partners – including many of the industry’s most forward-thinking airlines, airports and vendors – connect on a regular basis throughout the year and the FTE Hub is where meaningful relationships are forged, and learnings, ideas and case studies are continually shared.

It is a one-of-a-kind community where members can openly share their expertise and experiences, discover new partners and inspiration from outside of the sector, explore opportunities to collaborate, and deliver positive change. Our Corporate Partners also have access to hundreds of approved startup members, each of which has products and services specifically designed to help advance the air transport industry.

Following a major announcement at FTE Global 2023 on how we are reimagining the FTE Hub, we are now working to significantly scale membership in 2024 with the introduction of pioneering industry Captains, a digital-centric, community-focused approach, and a new pricing model to make it accessible to all.

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What makes the Hub unique?


5 Pioneering Captains
20+ Corporate Partners
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Approved Startup Members
Monthly meetings – in-person and virtual First-mover inspiration from inside and outside of aviation Access to hundreds of pioneering startups

Digital Transformation | Innovation | Startup Engagement

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Become a Corporate Partner

Our Corporate Partners have a unique platform to engage with fellow innovators from airlines, airports, vendors, investors and startups from around the world, through online and in-person events.

  • Access to exclusive FTE Hub video calls, focusing on digital transformation, including AI, robotics and IoT
  • Access to in-person FTE Hub activities, including innovation workshops, startup pitch sessions and innovation tours
  • Access to online directory of hundreds of high-potential startup members
  • Access to online archive of previous members-only webinars and virtual events
  • Free delegate passes for FTE’s acclaimed conferences and expos
  • Bi-monthly members-only e-newsletter
Interested in joining? Learn more
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Become a Startup Member (FREE)

Our approved startup members can showcase their company to our Corporate Partners, including some of the world’s most pioneering airlines and airports. Membership is free for startups.

  • Free profile on the FTE Startup Hub online startup database, which is used by our Corporate Partners to discover new startup partners
  • Opportunities to pitch to our Corporate Partners at members-only events
  • Free entry to FTE’s startup competitions
  • Discounted pricing to attend or exhibit at FTE’s acclaimed conferences and expos
Interested in joining? Learn more

SOME OF THE CORPORATE PARTNERS WE’VE WORKED WITH SINCE 2018:

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FTE DIGITAL, INNOVATION & STARTUP HUB LIVE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

THE THREE PILLARS OF THE FTE HUB ARE:

Digital

Embracing digital transformation to revolutionise operational efficiency, enhance the customer experience, and future-proof the industry

Innovation

Embracing meaningful innovation to drive positive change internally and externally

Startup

Embracing the startup scene and enabling collaboration with early-stage, high-potential companies

THEMES FOR 2024:


There can be no doubting the huge potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the wide-reaching impacts these technologies will have on the aviation industry in the months and years ahead. From optimising operations and enhancing efficiency to taking the customer experience to a new level, each of these technologies will be truly transformational for airports, airlines and their partners. This is why AI, Robotics and IoT will be our core areas of focus in 2024.

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