Open Airport Innovation

Bring Your Innovation to Airports

Open Airport Innovation (Open Air) is the process by which innovative companies can submit innovation project ideas to the Airport Innovation Accelerator. Companies that wish to work with the Accelerator to launch innovative services to the airport community may complete the form below. Ideas are rated on a few key criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Value to airport members
  • Solution uniqueness
  • Alignment with regulations
The Accelerator team reviews Open Air submissions on a case-by-case basis. By submitting your ideas, the information is considered proprietary in nature and will only be used to evaluate the idea. Submission of ideas does not commit AAAE or the Accelerator to select or support the idea. 

The Process

1) Submit: Accelerator Corporate Members, Market Match companies, and Shark Tank participants complete the form below.
2) Evaluate: The Accelerator team reviews proposals as they are received and will provide feedback directly to the submitting company. As appropriate, more detailed exploration sessions will be set up.  
3) Elaborate: Following mutual NDA execution, the company meets with the Accelerator team to discuss details of the idea and chart optional paths forward.
4) Recommendation & Approval: The Accelerator team presents selected ideas to AAAE President and CEO for review. As required, ideas may also require AAAE board approval.

Eligibility

Accelerator Corporate Members, Market Match companies, and Shark Tank participants are eligible to submit Open Air nominations. Solutions may not directly compete with commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions available in the market. 

Open Air Nomination Form

Complete the form below to submit an idea for Open Air consideration. Submission of this form does not commit AAAE or the Accelerator to select or support the idea.