The innovation platform

Airports need more innovations. The focus should be on the passenger, airports will become carbon neutral, check-in and handling needs to be quicker, security requirements increase, many procedures could run autonomously.


Apart from top quality and an excellent service, innovative solutions are the key success factor for our member companies. These days innovations are not merely the product of R&D departments, but more often are the result of a joint effort by several project partners. The concepts and prototypes need to be exposed to real-life conditions as soon as possible in order to be reviewed and revised.


GATE in cooperation with Rostock-Laage Airport has established InnoAirport, a platform where enterprises can conceptualize, optimize, test and present their products and services in a real-life environment.

InnoAirport offers our members three service segments:

 Meeting for the GATE InnoAirport project – Future Area

Future Area

Your product needs taking to the next level, you are thinking about an added value for your portfolio, some of your services require an airport-specific adaption, or you are simply looking for inspiration how your company could benefit from the booming airport industry?

  • Future-Workshops apply creative methods like Business Canvas, Design Thinking etc.
  • Kick-off speeches + keynote presentations
  • „Futurelab“ providing infrastructure and services for every step of the innovation process
  • Talent/ workforce/ creative/ science/ technology and investors networks

Proto Area

Your innovation has reached a high degree of maturity. However, you need to acquire further data and experiences from routine operation on an airport prior to market release.

  • 24/7 access to airport infrastructure for data collection, product references, certification etc.
  • Pre-business tests: market acceptance and usability
  •  Sneak preview: product presentation prior to market release.
Airport industrie innovation at proto area

Airport industrie innovation at ready area

Ready Area

Your product is market-ready and needs to be presented and marked. You are looking to gain further insights from routine operation.

  • Product presentations for customers and stakeholders, press conferences, photo shootings, launch campaigns etc.
  • Development of airport-specific sales and marketing concepts
  • Open Innovation: customer feedback on new products and services
  • Last mile: innovation development under real-life conditions

You are looking to strengthen your company's innovative capacity and utilize the InnoAirport's potential? Our program manager is at your service.

Kevin Fischer – Program Manager InnoAirport

Kevin Fischer

Program Manager InnoAirport

+49.174.697 21 01

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