Innovation, in the heart of ADR

The launch of the first Call for Ideas establishes the path of our strategy focused on Innovation. Starting from the Hackhaton, moving on to the implementation of the new operating model aimed at promoting the innovation culture, up to the identification of a series of Innovation Ambassadors (the Innovation Cabin Crew) and the signing of international collaborations through the new network Airports for Innovation, we are now ready for the next step: engaging startups by investing € 390,000 in their ideas, sharing our expertise and focusing on the development of their projects within our Innovation Hub, located in Terminal 1 of the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport.
Our new model of widespread innovation results in a pole of excellence aimed at enhancing local and territorial skills by attracting startups from all over the world who will have access to a unique opportunity to develop their ideas directly in an industrial hub dedicated to the aviation sector.

Challenges we propose


Safety and reliability of airport processes

The goal is to identify innovative solutions that ensure high levels of safety and high standards of reliability of the main airport operating processes with a view to continuous improvement and [...]

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The goal is to reduce the impact of the company business on the ecosystem and on the territory, ensuring the transition to a zero-emission economy in line with the outlined "Net Zero Carbon 2030".

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The goal is to maintain the centrality of improving the passenger experience and to ensure high quality levels of airport services through innovative solutions, always intercepting the needs of [...]

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ADR Innovation: a 5-phase project

Call for Ideas launch
Selection of the best projects
Access to the acceleration programme in the Innovation Hub
Co-design with the Innovation Cabin Crew
Projects grow

Innovation Hub: The Center of the projects

Our Partners

Plug and Play

We believe that the encounter between different worlds is a precious resource. This is why our challenges are open to all those who bring innovation and modernity with their ideas, from startups to large companies, from freelancers to the university world. For this reason we rely on Plug and Play Network, the first global innovation platform that brings together startups and companies ready to collaborate to innovate the airport and aviation sector and 17 other industries.

  • 35K

    Network startup

  • +1K

    Active portfolio startup


LVenture Group has created a solid national ecosystem, made up of relationships and human capital. We bring together founders, investors and companies looking for innovation. The objective of this partnership is to generate value for the aviation sector, identifying the Game Changers of the future, supporting them in the growth of their innovative projects.

  • 9000MQ


  • 80

    Portfolio startup


PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational network of professional services firms, operating in 158 countries, providing management and strategic consulting, auditing, legal and tax consulting.

  • 158

    Operational Countries

Our Key Figures

Employees involved in Idea Generation
Initiatives identified in the Innovation Plan
Projects submitted by start-ups
Start-up candidates for the first Call for Ideas
Partner in our Innovation network

Our Cabin Crew

30 innovation professionals make up our Cabin Crew

Emanuele Calà

Vice President Innovation & Quality

Giulio Ranucci

Head of Innovation & Digital

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