Are you a start-up or SME with a great tech solution for airports?
New Civil Engineer are looking for SMEs and start-ups who have bold ideas on how to drive productivity and efficiency of airports.
A surge in passenger numbers at airports has created a huge demand for increased capacity in airports and large development plans up and down the UK to meet demand. Airports are facing obstacles over space constraints, pre-empting future trends and technology and maintaining a fully functioning airport while improving and expanding.
New Civil Engineer have brought together a panel of industry experts to hear your solutions.
The judges (Jason Fowler, Deputy Chair,¬†British Aviation Group, and¬†Mark Middleton,¬†London Managing Partner, Grimshaw) will look for innovations that:
- Use technologies that can safely be implemented in the airports sector to improve productivity
- Have considered how the idea will be introduced in a live working environment causing minimum disruption
- Are ready to be trialled in a live environment
- Can be introduced and make a noticeable improvement to airport‚Äôs capacity in 5 years
These innovations could help:
- Drive efficiency of airport ops
- Deliver projects in a more cost and time efficient manner
- Reduce carbon emissions in any stage of the airport experience
- Improve passenger experience
Judges will be looking for innovations that are at early stage and are seeking a test bed to further prove the concept in a live environment.
- Top three finalists will have exposure to the UK‚Äôs leading clients, contractors, engineers and suppliers
- Finalists will receive 2 free delegate passes to both days of the conference to maximise networking time
- Mentoring and feedback on your idea from our esteemed judges
- The winner will have a write up by¬†New Civil Engineer
ONLINE ENTRIES:¬†Please submit a 500 word entry on the New Civil Engineer website by¬†15th¬†February 2019.¬†You should explain how your bold idea and implementation of technology will improve airport efficiency. These innovations should achieve one (or more of the following): increased number of passengers that can use the airport, improved passenger experience, improved efficiency of delivering expansion and development, reduced carbon emissions.
LONG LIST JUDGING:¬†On success of reaching the long list judging we will invite you into¬†NCE,¬†on the¬†9th¬†April¬†in London, to present in front of our judging panel. You should create an¬†8-10 minute¬†presentation/pitch covering:
- What your innovation is
- Evidence of predicted impact ‚Äì¬†What changed will be noticed in 5 years,¬†statistics on improved efficiency, previous trial results etc.
- How it will be installed/introduced in an airport environment¬†(considering minimal disruption to passengers)
- Long term prospects ‚Äì¬†how will it be maintained, what‚Äôs the life expectancy?
- How/why is your idea the future of airports?
This will then be followed by 10 minutes of questions from the judges.
LIVE PITCHES:¬†Three finalists will be chosen based on their innovativeness and ability to make a difference, and will receive feedback from the judges on your pitch and idea. You will then be invited to present your idea on the main day of¬†NCE‚Äôs¬†Future of Airports conference on the¬†16th¬†of May¬†in London. This will be in front of leaders of the sector including clients, contractors and the supply chain giving you huge exposure to the aviation sector.