ICAO is launching a global competition under the theme of “Innovation and Resilience in aviation”.
The ICAO 2022 Innovation Competition is open to university students enrolled in a final year of a Bachelor program or in a Master’s programme. It is designed to spark innovative ideas and concepts for new solutions or services supporting the five ICAO Strategic Objectives.
The jury of this competition will feature the ICAO Secretary General, the President of the Council and high-level representatives from the aviation sector.
Participants will have until
30 September 2023 to prepare and submit their proposals to
Over the past decades, international civil aviation has overcome important challenges and demonstrated its ability to withstand major shocks and disruptions. This was made possible thanks to the commitment of aviation professionals across the globe, who have developed and implemented processes and technical solutions to enhance the resilience of the sector. However, in the context of an ever-growing traffic forecast, the intrinsic capacity of the aviation system is stretched, making any disruption to operations a system-wide challenge. In addition, any measure to build and strengthen resilience in aviation has to further support the ICAO Strategic Objectives of Safety, Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency, Security & Facilitation, Economic Development of Air Transport and Environmental Protection.
In addition, the magnitude, duration, and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected air transport operations and the future of such operations, putting people at the center of the response: travellers and aviation professionals alike. A global consensus has emerged on the pivotal role of aviation workers in finding and implementing solutions for the conduct of aviation operations, at all levels and across the aviation value chain.
With this in mind, the resilient future of international civil aviation cannot materialize without a workforce aware of the challenges faced by the sector and ready to commit to imagining the aviation it wants. By resilience, we mean the ability of the sector to ensure the continuity of air mobility while progressing the five ICAO Strategic Objectives and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of this global competition, we invite students to propose innovative solutions with the aim:
Participants around the globe will have until 30 September 2023 to prepare and submit their proposals before the competition is officially closed. The Innovation Award Ceremony will be held on the next Innovation Fair during Q1 2024.
The following terms and conditions would apply to the competition.