SESAR Innovation Days
10th SESAR Innovation Days
Inspiring long-term research in the field of air traffic management
The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) are the main vehicle for SESAR Joint Undertaking to share progress and disseminate exploratory research results. Unlike other scientific events in air traffic management (ATM) research, the SIDs focus explictly on long-term and innovative research. Organised annually since 2010, the SIDS have become a landmark event in the European aviation research calendar. The SIDs will be further strengthened with the support of Engage, the SESAR knowledge transfer network.
Given the current situation with Covid-19 and the associated impact on travel and gatherings, the 2020 edition of the SIDs took take place online from 7th to 10th December in a virtual capacity. The aim of the 2020 event was to showcase results from European exploratory research and to discuss how to advance promising concepts towards industrial research within the SESAR innovation pipeline.
The SIDs are based on an open call soliciting contributions from ATM research (see below). Virtual exhibitions, keynotes and networking events provided further opportunities to learn about interesting projects and meet like-minded researchers.
Once again, this year’s SIDs hosted the annual SESAR Young Scientist Award, recognising young scientific talent in the field.