Transforming the Airport Environment: New E-Services and Innovative Business Models “Think innovatively and develop solutions for the airport”.

Athens International Airport (AIA) in collaboration with the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the scientific support of the ELTRUN undertake the initiative to organize a joint action aiming at encouraging the participation in the development of new and innovative ideas pertaining the sector of transport and tourism.

The Digital Gate is an IDEA Open Innovation program. The program is addressed to talented people and top students from leading business schools and technical universities or already established entrepreneurial teams or startups, with the aim to engage them in the definition, design and implementation of innovative entrepreneurial ideas related to the airport environment. The program initially introduces participants to the requirements, challenges and unique characteristics of the specific context and supports them in the idea generation and team-building phases. Formulated teams then work to further define the basic building blocks of their entrepreneurial idea and business model, as well as to build a mock-up prototype of the proposed innovative product/ service. Teams are evaluated during the program and those selected get further support to proceed with the implementation of their ideas and test them in a market context.

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