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.
What makes the Hub unique?
Digital Transformation | Innovation | Startup Engagement
SOME OF THE CORPORATE PARTNERS WE’VE WORKED WITH SINCE 2018:
FTE DIGITAL, INNOVATION & STARTUP HUB LIVE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
THE THREE PILLARS OF THE FTE HUB ARE:
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.
Endorsements from corporates and startups:
Suhail Kadri, Senior Vice President – Technology & Innovation, Hamad International Airport
There are a number of good ideas that I picked up and potential startups we could work with. This was a good platform for meeting new startups. This is my first participation in the FTE Startup Hub and I look forward to attending future events.
Abhi Chacko, Head of Enabling Technologies & Digital Innovation, Gatwick Airport
“The FTE Innovation & Startup Hub is one of the key sources of inspiration for us and one of the key sources for us to find partners to solve our problems. Over the last two years we have engaged with a number of startups in innovation trials and validations and one of them has been put to production as well. Overall, it has been very positive engagement for Gatwick Airport.”
Scott Marohn, Vice President, Aviation Marketing, Winnipeg Airports Authority
This is a need-to-be if you’re developing an aviation department, and if you have a value proposition plan you need to be here. I would have never met these startups if I wasn’t here. The quality of the startups is great and I can already see a use case for each one of them. It’s perfect. You’ve got a life-long subscriber.