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Safe Travel Challenge

Safe Travel Challenge

  • Under Implementation

Facing the challenges that the current COVID-19 pandemic poses to domestic and international travel, Paris Region and Groupe ADP join forces to invent smart solutions to reshape the airport industry. Together, we aim at restoring passengers’ and employees’ confidence in air travel.

We are calling for innovative solutions and inviting entrepreneurs and innovators around the world to help us design safer airports and transportation.

Submit your solution and get the opportunity to partner with Paris Region and Groupe ADP in 24 airports around the world. Selected companies will roll out their solutions in a world-class airport and contribute to tackling the current health challenge.

Groupe ADP - 2019 Key Figures


Airports operated worldwide directly or indirectly by
Groupe ADP


Passengers welcomed at Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly airports


Million passengers transited through Groupe ADP’s airports outside France


Tons of freight and mail handled in Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly

Our Challenge

Groupe ADP and Choose Paris Region are teaming up to think ahead of the current pandemic and bring forward initiatives to support the gradual recovery of air traffic.


Our goal is to identify, qualify and test innovative solutions that have the potential to restore confidence in air travel, both at the airport and on the passengers’ entire journey from the city to the airport.

What We Are Looking For


  • solutions allowing indoor and/or outdoor sanitation,
  • social distancing enforcement,
  • tracking of passengers,
  • and any other service offering increased security for all personnel and travelers.


  • early detection of fever, cough and other symptoms,
  • detection in large crowds and at the individual level,
  • real-time alerts,
  • emergency response.

New Services

  • innovative services and devices within the airport,
  • contactless processes (voice, gestures, phones),
  • automated checkout.

Partnership Opportunities

The companies selected through the process of the challenge will benefit from:

  • The opportunity to unlock funding for a proof of concept,

  • Access to 24 sites worldwide to implement their solution,

  • Multi-channel visibility,

  • Business introductions,

  • Expert mentoring,

  • Operational support for an international expansion.

Who should apply?

  • The challenge is open to all startups and scale-ups around the world.
  • Companies should have a commercially available product/solution.
  • They are ready for implementation within the next 3 months.
  • This excludes solutions still under development or in the research phase.


April 27, 2020

Launch of the challenge


May 20, 2020

Application Deadline

May 28, 2020

Final Selection

Apply here before May 20, 2020

Meet the Winners!

Choose Paris Region along with Groupe ADP and Région Ile de France are delighted to unveil the names of the 3 awardees and finalists of the Safe Travel Challenge! Launched to source the most innovative solutions to the resumption of air traffic, the challenge generated 300+ applications from 31 countries!


The awardees are:
  • CASPR Group (USA) with its natural air and surface disinfection solution,
  • RUBIX (France) for its multi-purpose sensors,
  • VIVOKA (France) for its integrated voice solution.


Congratulations also to the 3 finalists:

DETEKT'IN (France), SITATA (Canada), OUTSIGHT (France) with whom Groupe ADP and Paris Region will be extending their collaboration in the field of health and safety.


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