Glasgow Airport Living Lab Digital Twin competition

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Can you demonstrate how existing digital twin solutions can address specific aviation-related challenges?

Glasgow Airport and Connected Places Catapult have launched a two-phase competition designed to catalyse innovation and integrate existing digital twins solutions into the aviation industry, enhancing operations at Glasgow Airport.

Connected Places Catapult is spearheading this programme with the goal of overcoming the challenges that businesses face in creating and integrating digital twin technologies in aviation. This effort is aligned with promoting innovative solutions and providing support to help these businesses bring their digital twin solutions to market.

There are three challenges under the competition:

  • Asset Replacement: Develop methodologies for optimal pavement replacement, asset monitoring including vehicles and lighting, and enhancing asset resilience.
  • Passenger Movement: Solutions to maximise terminal capacity, enhance passenger journey experience, and integrate with current infrastructure for dynamic planning.
  • Energy Management: Understand and model the impact of eVTOL operations and EV charging on energy supply, demand, and operational costs.

In Phase One, up to five successful organisations will have the chance to present their digital twin concepts at Glasgow Airport where they can showcase how their technology can be applied to the challenges above, accessing up to £3,000 in funding.

Following an assessment of the showcase, one organisation will be chosen to advance to Phase Two to further develop and implement their digital twin technologies in a live aviation environment at Glasgow Airport, accessing up to £70,000 in funding.

Find out more about the Glasgow Airport Living Lab Digital Twin competition and how to apply.

Applications will close on Thursday 7 March 2024.

First published 20 February 2024