Airport NextGen

3314 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
3314 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

This campaign is over.

idea phase
starts on:
Nov 16, 2019, 12:30 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Jan 16, 2020, 02:00 PM UTC (UTC)
starts on:
Feb 03, 2020, 12:30 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Dec 15, 2020, 06:25 PM UTC (UTC)



The closing ceremony of the Airport NextGen Hackathon 2020 will be taking place on 8th of May 2021.


Watch the webinar on 'Airport NextGen. Ideate, Innovate and Inspire!'

Listen to eminent leaders of WAISL and GMR Group talk about tech & business cases to help you learn more about the business, the nature of their operations, how you can help develop airports everywhere and what's in it for you?

WAISL is a reputed IT services company that support IGI airport, New Delhi, and caters to 70 mn. passengers annually. We believe in nurturing and embracing cutting edge digital solutions that can challenge the status quo and redefine standards so as to elevate traveller experience. We wish to offer an unparalleled opportunity for participants whether they represent start-up eco system, research group, technocrats or any other, to participate and contribute towards this project which is of national and global importance.

Now is the time to be a part of the big league and convert your ideas and aspirations to reality.

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In this online ideation round, we want to learn about your approach towards building a solution for the chosen themes.


In this online prototype submission round, You need to submit the project and other collaterals related to your idea which could include your approach towards building a solution, videos, snapshots, etc for the chosen themes.


At the hackathon location, the finalists will get the opportunity to showcase and discuss their solution before the esteemed judges and stand a chance to win amazing prizes.


IMPORTANT: Participants (Individuals or Teams) can choose more than one theme for participation.

Open Innovation - Digital Airport
Aircraft turnarounds in real-time
Un-manned automated vehicles
Customer behavior analysis and gamification
Operations and maintenance management performance
Sensor information
Facial recognition
Voice assistance and chat

Participants can choose any of the 7 problem statements provided below for Open Innovation - Digital Airport to make a submission.

  1. Aircraft turnarounds in real-time: Analyze aircraft turnarounds in real-time and build a predictive model that helps to run operations efficiently.
  2. Un-manned automated vehicles: Build a model that ensures un-manned automated vehicles to be safer, efficient and achieve seamless operations at airside.
  3. Customer behavior analysis and gamification:Analyse customer based on customer behavior, buying pattern dwell times, flows, heat maps and ways to improve instore retail experience of the customer. Gamification of offers and deals.
  4. Operations and maintenance management performance: Predictive models to enhance operations and maintenance management performance.
  5. Sensor information: Using sensor information to understand usage patterns & see how customers utilize the facilities throughout the airport. This can lead to greater predictive maintenance, better allocation of cleaning staff, etc
  6. Facial recognition: Facial recognition that is tamper proof to enable seamless transit from airport entry to flight gates and eliminate the need of any physical document.
  7. Voice assistance and chat:Design Voice assistance and Chat module that can assist passengers with different dialects.

User experience
Futuristic user experience and interaction through self-service kiosks

Futuristic user experience and interaction through self-service kiosks that are installed for various purposes across touch points at airports

  • Commercial information
  • Maps and wayfinding
  • Passenger feedback management

Alexa/ Voice based interactive capabilities for customer FAQ’s, common situations. These can be delivered through a Kiosk also.

Design self-service kiosks
Design self-service kiosks

Design self-service kiosks at airports with additional capabilities to help PAX re-route flights, resolve transfer related issues and other frequently encountered issues during journeys. Offer help in various emergency situations.

Prizes INR 2,50,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize Winner
INR 1,25,000
2nd Prize Winner
INR 75,000
3rd Prize Winner
INR 50,000

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