ACI EUROPE is the European trade body for airports and as such, is also the European region of Airports Council International, the only global federation of airport operators. ACI EUROPE is based in Brussels, Belgium and represent over 500 airports in 45 European countries. The membership is comprised of airport operators of all sizes, along with national airport associations, educational establishments and world business partners.
The number of passengers in airports has increased from 2000 to 2014 from 1.6 billion to over 3.3 billion worldwide, making it a challenge for airport’s to smoothly handle the crowds of travellers. AMORPH.aero is an innovative software for airports that aims to cut down congestion.
Getting to the airport without delay, choosing the fastest-moving queue at security and taking the quickest route to your gate may soon be par for the course for airline travellers thanks to technology that uses personalised data and crowd simulations to streamline people’s journeys from their home to the gate.
Europe currently lags behind the US when it comes to the number of start-up companies valued at more than USD 1 billion, known as unicorns.
As part of a move to stimulate funding for innovative companies, the EU has earmarked EUR 3 billion under its Horizon 2020 research funding programme for high-tech small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the EU or associated countries.