International Airport Review - Sarah Willis

Leonardo da Vinci Airport is marking a European first with the launch of its new innovation hub, hosting startups from Italy and around the world.

Designed to accelerate business, the hub will focus on the development of innovative solutions for airports, hosting startups from Italy and around the world in a 650sqm facility in the middle of the airport’s Terminal 1.

The initiative has been launched by operator Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) as part of its open innovation strategy for airport services and operations.

The startups will benefit from both ADR’s direct investment, as well as the full support of a special in-house team of 30 innovators created by ADR, dubbed the ‘Innovation Cabin Crew’.  They will help the startups test their services in the field, working closely with experts and passengers. 

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