inter airport Europe 2023 Innovation Awards

inter airport Europe 2023 honours four outstanding products & services from exhibitors.


With the airport industry becoming more digital and advanced, it relies on solution-focused products and technologies that help to develop the airport industry further. This year, we will again be rewarding exhibiting companies for their best ideas in four different categories. 

The categories TERMINAL, DATA and GSE will be honouring best practices and products that have proven to impress the airport community. 

To reward visionary companies for their innovative and forward-thinking ideas in sustainability there will be a fourth category this year: SUSTAINABILITY.

The Award Categories


Covers all solutions and equipment for terminal operations, infrastructure and technical installations as well as interior specifications and furnishings, architectural design, equipment and planning stage of the airport.


Covers all airport IT systems, data management solutions as well as connected systems and IT processes to handle passengers, operations as well as air traffic.


Covers ground handling and ground support equipment, as well as runway construction and installations.


This special award rewards visionary, innovative and striking new ideas, products and services that are providing sustainable solutions for the future airport. 

The Entries

COBA Europe Ltd.

COBA present our “Mats in mind” app as a nomination for the innovation awards of Inter airport Europe 2023. Our Mats in Mind app makes selecting the right mat for your work environment very easy, so that you get the right mat first time, without wasting time and money on second-best solution. Free download!

CPHI Holding: ITS (Intelligent Trolley System)

The ITS trolley is an industry first. The free-to-use trolleys enhance passenger’s airport experience through real-time flight information and wayfinding features - reducing stress levels. They provide a first-class shopping experience through customized advertising promotions and call-to-actions.

Kusch+Co GmbH

V-Travel extension redefines passengers experience in the travel environments. The bench offers an exquisite seating comfort and perfect functionality, while integration of the greenery elements brings a touch of nature and creates tranquil retreats in the passenger terminals.

Rohde & Schwarz

QPS self-screening solution: Utilizing AI-supported posture control, passengers are automatically scanned upon correct positioning, reducing repeated scans and montonous work routines for security staff. This innovation ensures seamless, contactless self-screening, enhancing passenger experience.

Galgus Global

Discover the behaviour of passengers in your terminal: time in each space, flow control, etc. Without GRPD problems and without the passenger having to do anything.

ISO Software Systeme GmbH

SKYport AOCC seamlessly integrates all operational systems i.e., AODB, RMS, CCTV or pax flow monitoring, providing a holistic view of all operational aspects. An incident centric user interface and preconfigured workflows help users easily solve operational incidents and inform all stakeholders.

Lenze SE

The decentralized frequency inverter i-motec acts as a motor controller + sensor unit, can pass on pre-processed data to IIoT platforms; the data recorded in real time increases plant transparency and paves the way for predictive maintenance. The integrated IOLink master allows components to be grid.

NexumVision GmbH

Using real-time data, NexumVision shapes the future of aviation refuelling to become more sustainable, efficient, safe, and compliant. Discover how integrating AI and live operation data can supercharge your fleet's efficiency, reduce environmental impact and enhance smart decision-making processes.


We leverage cutting-edge LiDAR technology to anonymously identify and continuously track people and objects in 3D. Going beyond the capabilities of traditional camera systems, our software provides precise and granular data on location, occupancy, density, resource utilization, and queue management.

APS Aviation sp. z o.o.

APR-02 enables control of the operation of the navigation lighting of helipad, the innovation consists in a graphical UI, integrated weather station, camera, online access with diagnostics and reporting, the possibility of extension with remote panels, two-way radio communication with the aircraft.

CPHI Holding: BBHS (Bulk Baggage Handling)

Bridging Innovation, Sustainability, and Intelligence: BBHS’ game-changing, semi-automated baggage handling system not only significantly improves working conditions for baggage handlers, it also provides improved worker efficiency for employers, and a faster, more reliable service for passengers.

Dynell GmbH

The Dynell highly efficient solid-state GPU (DEM) marks the first step towards a greener airport. However, we are committed to a sustainable future and to reducing carbon emissions at airports, also in non-electrified places – the key: battery powered solutions by the power league.

ElectroAir OU

Green-focused innovator in aviation and EV charging. Our ground power units and chargers have revolutionized manufacturing and recycling, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. With an unwavering commitment to R&D and cutting-edge technology, we're building a sustainable and award-winning future.


Airfield Portable Light Marking System POLARIS 2.0. Features versatile signal lamps with magnetic assembly, resilient materials for all-weather use. Runs on independent or solar power, communicates via LORA. Includes base station, web app, remote control, video monitoring, weather station.


German Bionic

German Bionic is the world’s first company to deliver connected exoskeletons for the workplace. By applying self-learning and AI to support lifting movements, the Apogee power suit protects the health of workers and reduces the risk of accidents and injury to consequently improve work processes.


Automated Aircraft Type Detection is a new feature that increases cooling performance by > 50%! The ITW GSE 3500 PCA automatically detects the arriving aircraft type via integration to VDGS/ BMS or other data system. The result is an optimized airflow ensuring a higher cabin passenger comfort.

Mototok International GmbH

The new 8600 NG revolutionizes the concept of pushback operations. 100% electric, with very small dimensions, the Mototok can be parked and loaded at the gate. Responsible for a few gates, each machine is always available and easy to operate. The NG is enourmous effective with electrical energy.

MULAG Fahrzeugwerk GmbH u. Co. KG

MULAG high-voltage airport tractor Comet 6 E-HV with 400 V powertrain perfect for sustainable heavy-duty tasks. Featuring automotive grade components, a patented modular battery layout, active thermal battery management, maintenance optimized hydraulics and state of the art onboard charging.

Navtech Radar

Safety is a major concern for airports. Recent incursions at Dusseldorf and Hamburg demonstrated fences are not deterrents for protestors. AdvanceGuard detects and tracks unlimited targets within a 3km radius. With early warning, the security team keeps workers, passengers, and activists safe.

Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co., Ltd.

Guangtai one-stop charging solutions can solve the problem of charging equipment, ensuring the environmental protection and sustainable development of the airport. This solution includes mobile power bank, remote fixed energy storage power supply, swap battery system and etc.

Ammeraal Beltech

AMMdurance rPET is a conveyor belt that combines energy-efficient design with recycling technology, reducing friction, wear, power consumption, and carbon dioxide emissions. It enhances sustainability, lowers noise pollution, and maintains high-performance standards, optimising airport operations.


Aurrigo’s Auto-DollyTug is an all-electric, autonomous baggage tractor featuring two industry firsts; automated loading/unloading 'AARMS' and on board ULD payload capacity. A truly autonomous end to end solution.

ChargePoint Germany GmbH

Comprehensive charging solutions, which allows airports of any size to quickly implement EV solutions. Our all-in-one solution is a cloud-based online platform for managing fleets of different types of vehicles, charging stations for EV’s (AC and DC) and an App for drivers.


ELLEGO's Driverless LED innovation, featuring the ELLED™ Airfield Ground Lighting system, streamlines both halogen-to-LED conversions and new AGL installations. With up to 95% energy savings, ELLED™ offers unparalleled efficiency and reliability, outperforming traditional halogen and LED setups.


The industry's first electric striper, the LineLazer ES range is powered by lithium batteries and provides quiet, fume-free striping that is safe to use indoors while having the power and performance for outdoor jobs. Improved user safety & comfort, while striping lines eco-friendly since 2017.

Indra (by subsidiary Normeka AS)

Indra’s Amplisafe frangible lattice masts are made from aluminum, making them solid, durable and maintenance-free. As aluminum is a 100% recyclable material, Amplisafe contributes to making airports more sustainable. The masts fully comply with ICAO’s safety requirements.

Parker Hannifin

Parker CDFX-B: Next Generation Water Barrier for Aviation Fuel. This new technology eliminates the uncertainty of SAP migration downstream by removing SAP from the equation while still providing the efficiency and water removing performance you can rely on as a drop-in replacement element. JIG 1 & 4!


S4GA LED PAPI Light is a standout in airport lighting. Combining the ease of maintenance akin to halogen lights with the durability of LEDs. Powered by 230 VAC with a solar engine, it offers an eco-friendly and dependable lighting solution for airfields, promising longevity with minimal maintenance.


Implements an IoL network connecting 1839 smart floodlights on 187 high masts at 233 aprons to achieve: 1) 0.4 uniformity @ 2200K, 2) wireless intelligent control of all floodlights and aircraft position boards, and 3) simultaneous interaction between the lighting control platform and FIMS system.

TKH Airport Solutions

A CEDD airfield ground lighting system uses up to 70% less energy compared to regular LED AGL. Furthermore, the lights are individually addressable, making the system suitable for floating 'Follow-the-Greens' (FtG) applications. This leads to a significant reduction of CO2 and NOx at the airfield.

Cast your vote

The voting is now open to the entire airport community: Choose your favourite entry in each category! Don't miss out: voting closes on 30th September 2023.

The winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of inter airport Europe in Munich on Tuesday, 10 October 2023. 

Dates for your Diary

Voting opens                                              4th September 2023

Voting closes                                              30th September 2023

Opening and Awards Ceremony            10th October 2023

Should you have any further questions about the Innovation Awards, please contact the inter airport Europe Marketing Team.


1. The awards can be entered by all registered exhibitors of inter airport Europe 2023. 
2. Entries must be received by the published deadline. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid. Entries become the property of the Promoter.
3. Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd (“The Promoter”) reserves the right to reject any entries which do not fulfil the entry qualifications listed on the competition page.
4. The Promoter reserves the right to remove categories before voting commences if not enough entries are received by the deadline.
5. One company cannot enter twice in the same category but can only send one entry for a single category (maximum of 4).
6. No entrant can win more than one award. 
7. No cash alternative to the awards will be offered. The awards are not transferable.
8. Any one individual can cast a maximum of four votes (one for each category).
9. Voting closes at midnight on the date specified on the website.  
10. Winners will be chosen as a result of a vote conducted via the inter airport Europe website. 
11. The winner will be notified via email or telephone. The winner must confirm the acceptance of the award within three working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the award is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse, and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed award to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
12. Winners are expected to keep their status confidential until the formal announcements have been made at the ceremony on-site at inter airport Europe 2023. 
13. Awards will only be handed to winners at the ceremony on 10 October 2023 at inter airport Europe 2023. Shipping by mail is not possible. The Promoter will not cover travel/accommodation costs to Germany for the ceremony at the exhibition. 
14. Winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
15. The Promoter is Mack-Brooks Exhibitions Ltd, Part of RX, Romeland House, Romeland Hill, St Albans, AL3 4ET, UK.