Airport startups take off

Airport startups take off

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California now has an airport start-up hub. The new Innovation Lab has opened for business in an old terminal at San Diego International Airport, aiming to help firms break into the aviation industry.

Start-ups can develop their concepts in a real-world airport environment that boasts ticket counters and a bag carousel… but no passengers. The accelerator programme will be home to five companies for 16 weeks:

AirporTour is a developer of interactive airport guides

Ciari Guitars is kiosk creating a foldable, travel guitar so passengers can play music

Hohn is building sleep pods for 30-minute to four-hour periods

InnoTech Systems has a team of airport robot guides

Nuvve is developing vehicle-to-grid solutions at airports using excess EV energy

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