Air France-KLM invites start-ups from all over the world to take up four challenges at the 2017 Viva Technology event. These challenges focus on the travel experience of the future:
- How can we better anticipate customer needs using data and machine learning?
- How can we use artificial intelligence to improve our customers’ travel experience?
- How can we use virtual reality to improve our customers’ travel experience?
- How can we improve the experience of Group employees around the world?
The start-ups taking part have until 31 March 2017 to meet the Group's four challenges.
The start-ups chosen will present their pitch at the Air France-KLM Lab, an area of 400 sq. m and a real showcase of innovation dedicated to travel, at Viva Technology 2017, in Paris, Porte de Versailles from 15th to 17th June 2017.
At the end of the event, Air France-KLM will choose one winner per challenge. Each winner will have the opportunity to see their solution incubated at Air France and will be able to develop it with the help of the Company's mentors and innovation experts.
Air France-KLM, a partner of open innovation
For several years now, Air France-KLM has been investing in digital tools and open innovation, which are essential tools to accompany the Group's challenges. With its Hackathons and challenges, Air France-KLM has chosen to leave the corporate context and adopt an open-innovation approach, focusing more and more on the customer. In this way, it already accompanies about one hundred start-ups every year, a number that is increasing fast. There are already several success stories in the deployment phase with customers, such as the "Interactive Mobility" start-up’s contribution to the enhanced offer on the Air France Press app, allowing customers to download entertainment on their tablet before taking a flight, and "Lineberty", an intelligent ticket office queue management app which uses digital tickets.