SESAR Innovation Days

9th 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 results of its exploratory research programme. Unlike other scientific events in air traffic management (ATM) research, the SIDS focus explicitly on exploratory research. Organised annually since 2011, 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.

This year’s SIDS was hosted by the National Centre of Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos" in Athens, Greece from 2 to 5 December, with the main conference running from 3 to 5 December. The aim 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. Exhibitions and poster, keynotes and networking events will provide further opportunities to learn about interesting projects and meet like-minded researchers.

This year’s SIDs hosted once again the annual Young Scientist Award, recognising young scientific talent in the field. For the first time it also welcomed teams of data scientists and software developers to participate in a hackathon aimed at finding new ideas and solutions to ATM-related challenges.