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The FTE Startup Hub has been rebranded as the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub for 2019!

Following the successful launch of the FTE Startup Hub in 2018, it has now been expanded and rebranded as the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub. The Startup Hub will now be complemented by the Innovation Hub – the world’s first air transport innovation network, which we have launched to connect the individuals and organisations who are at the forefront of innovation in the aviation sector. This members-only platform will bring together the industry’s innovators both remotely and in person to share ideas, expertise and advice, and collaborate for the benefit of the wider industry. Check back soon for the new website!

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Innovation gives you a competitive edge and startups are an obvious source of inspiration. However, with over 11,000 launched every hour it is hard for corporate organisations (such as airlines and airports) to find the most relevant startups and scaleups in a time- and cost-effective manner. For startups and scaleups, simply gaining access to the organisations that might be interested in what they have to offer is often a major source of frustration.

The FTE Startup Hub has been developed to make it as easy as possible for corporate innovators and startups in the air transport and travel sector to connect both digitally and physically, engage in meaningful discussions and lay the foundations for future collaboration.

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Other FTE Startup Hub Live Day attendees include:


Online Startup Repository

Innovation Network

Startup Hub Live Events

Delivering engagement digitally and physically

The FTE Startup Hub is based around three core elements: the online startup repository, Startup Hub Live Days and the Corporate Partners Innovation Network.

Areas of focus:

Inspiration & Booking



Pre- & Post-Travel

Timeline - how we developed the FTE Startup Hub

Endorsements from corporates and startups:

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Join the industry’s first-of-its-kind Innovation Network
Search for and contact startups via our online repository
Attend dedicated FTE Startup Hub Live events
Free passes to FTE’s conferences and expos

List your Startup or Scaleup for FREE

Place your profile on the FTE Startup Hub
Pitch your solution to our Corporate Partners
Free access to FTE Startup Hub Live events
Discounts to exhibit at FTE’s renowned expos

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Since our launch in 2006, Future Travel Experience (FTE) has become a renowned independent hub, through our online media and international events, where the world’s most progressive airlines, airports, suppliers, government agencies, destination partners and various other travel industry stakeholders share their transformation plans and visions, and collectively define the end-to-end passenger experience of the future. We pride ourselves on being independent, future thinking and passenger focused, and we have successfully created a unique ecosystem in which the most progressive minds from our industry come together to solve industry challenges and be inspired on their next moves.

At FTE, we take our role as an industry change catalyst very seriously. To ensure that our events, media and innovation initiatives meet the specific needs of the air transport industry, as well as the wider travel sector, we have brought together a high-level Advisory Board. The FTE Advisory Board includes some of the industry’s most pioneering minds who work closely with us to help guarantee that FTE continues to provide more value and inspiration than any other organisation in the marketplace. The FTE Advisory Board includes senior representatives from JetBlue, McCarran International Airport, Google, U-FLY Alliance, Cathay Pacific, Changi Airport Group, WOW air and Gatwick Airport.