ICAO Innovation Fair

ICAO Innovation Fair

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The theme of the 2024 ICAO Innovation Fair is "Digital Aviation: the Future is Now". The Fair allowed for representatives of States, international organizations, industry, private sector, academia, aviation research, United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to have substantive conversations on innovation in aviation and how to adjust systems, processes, structures to better ensure future innovation brings value for aviation and its contribution to States achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The 2024 Innovation Fair welcomed start-ups, academia and research centres to share their experience regarding the experimentation and development of innovative digital technologies or services for aviation. In particular, the finalists of the ICAO Innovation Competition were invited to present their innovative ideas.

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ICAO Innovation Fair
  • ICAO SkyTalks – ICAO Training Network of Partners and Catalogue of Courses

    Episode 1

    This SkyTalk will present ICAO’s Global Aviation Training (GAT) activities, including the
    TRAINAIR PLUS Programme and its growing portfolio of ICAO training courses. The
    presentation will highlight the different modalities in which GAT can support States and
    International Organizations.

  • ICAO SkyTalks - Implementation of the ICAO Secretariat Strategy on Innovation

    Episode 2

    The ICAO Secretariat Strategy on Innovation provides a coordinated overview of the Secretariat’s goals on innovation, in accordance with the Assembly Resolutions and ICAO Strategic Objectives. Innovation is embedded into the work of the ICAO Bureaus and Offices, through the implementation of new ...

  • ICAO SkyTalks - iPacks: Tools to Promote Effective Capacity Building

    Episode 3

    In the aftermath of the COVID 19 pandemic, iPacks emerged as an important tool to help States in recovery of their air transportation systems. Combining proven ICAO training courses with the consultative services of world-class experts, iPacks were particularly well-suited to addressing States’ ...

  • ICAO SkyTalks - Digital assets and their transformational potential

    Episode 4

    From augmented reality, to virtual worlds, to digital twins, there are several at, or just over the horizon, applications for digital assets to transform the way we work together. This SkyTalk will take a look at a small part of the potential possibilities for the future that they can bring to r...

  • SkyTalks by Startical: Future of Satellite-Based Communications & Surveillance

    Episode 5

    A new allocation to AMS(R)S (aeronautical mobile-satellite (route) service) in the aeronautical VHF band (117.975 – 137 MHz) has been approved after a 4-year cycle of intense work at the ITU.
    With this new attribution, Startical can make use of the aeronautical band from space so its satellite co...

  • SkyTalks by GSS: Unlocking Airport Efficiency with AI-Powered Digital Twins

    Episode 6

    Explore the transformation potential of AI-driven Digital Twins in aviation. These virtual process replicas not only help optimize terminal operations but also shape infrastructure evolution. Combined with predictive analytics and operations knowledge, we can anticipate bottlenecks and enable pro...

  • Opening Remarks by Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO Council

    Episode 7

    Opening Remarks of the 2024 ICAO Innovation Fair

    Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano - President of the ICAO Council

  • Directors General Panel: A Strategy for Civil Aviation Authorities 2.0

    Episode 8

    The involvement of new stakeholders in international civil aviation has led Civil Aviation Authorities to reconsider their approach to regulation and certification, while maintaining the highest levels of safety, security, efficiency, economic development, and environmental sustainability. As the...

  • My Thesis in 180 Seconds

    Episode 9

    Students in STEM fields related to aviation from universities across the globe were invited to present the main topic of their thesis, exploring various technical or policy aspects of digitalization in aviation – all in 180 seconds.

    Mrs. Katerina Grotchelova - Czech Technical University
    Eng. Sar...

  • Digital twins in aviation: twice as many opportunities?

    Episode 10

    Aviation stakeholders have progressively captured their physical assets in a digital format. This has led to the creation of digital twins and to new opportunities. Manufacturers have taken advantage of the technology and created live digital models of their products, machinery and even their man...

  • Digitalization in aviation: tackling the challenges

    Episode 11

    A digital world suggests a dedicated set of policies and regulations that guarantee at least similar levels of consumer protection, ethics, safety and security as in a physical world. In addition, the digitalization of the aviation system poses challenges for a number of Civil Aviation Authoritie...

  • Digital information management and data exchange

    Episode 12

    In our daily lives, we can see how airlines, airports and their customers are linked by a digital relationship. From online flight booking to check-in and the automated boarding process and improved passenger flows to follow-up support via CRM programs, almost everything seems to be digitized. Ai...

  • Start-up roundtable: Building tomorrow’s success

    Episode 13

    The objective of this roundtable was to focus specifically on the needs of start-ups with applications in the aviation system, when it comes to engaging with States and other aviation stakeholders, with a specific focus on Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), Procedures for Air Navigation...

  • Digitalizing certification processes: for more robustness and efficiency

    Episode 14

    Building upon the facilitation of electronic document exchange, certification processes could more efficiently and securely address the challenges of innovators.

    Presentations are available here: https://www.icao.int/Meetings/InnovationFair2024/Pages/Presentations.aspx

  • How can virtual reality unlock the potential of innovations in aviation?

    Episode 15

    This session explores the many applications offered by the mainstreaming of virtual and augmented reality, from the enhancing passenger experience to the design of Air Traffic Management concepts in an urban environment and training.

    Mrs. Paula Vieira de Almeida - CEO, JAA Training Organisation ...

  • Artificial Intelligence is driving the future of digital aviation

    Episode 16

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has grown on data. Aviation is one of the sectors that captures and uses a significant amount of data. During this panel, speakers shared how the opportunities generated by AI help shape the future of air mobility, including the use of data-driven approaches for susta...

  • My Thesis in 180 Seconds (2)

    Episode 17

    Students in STEM fields related to aviation from universities across the globe were invited to present the main topic of their thesis, exploring various technical or policy aspects of digitalization in aviation – all in 180 seconds.

    Mr. Bogdan Bogachov - Mc Gill University
    Ms. Sabrina Marie Knap...

  • Closing Remarks by Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar, ICAO Secretary General

    Episode 18

    Closing remarks of the 2024 ICAO Innovation Fair

    Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano - President of the ICAO Council