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Engage 2 at SESAR Innovation Days 2023

Rome, December 5th 2023 – In a remarkable meeting of Europe’s top Air Traffic Management (ATM) and aviation researchers, the SESAR Innovation Days 2023 in Seville saw the significant contributions from the Engage 2 project. The event, held from 27 to 30 November, was a hub of innovative ideas and groundbreaking research in the field.

Engage 2 marked its presence both in the poster exhibit and through a focused presentation by the Project Coordinator, Micol Biscotto, on the event’s final day. Micol Biscotto’s presentation shed light on Engage 2’s efforts in nurturing knowledge about future trends and fostering collaboration between academia and industry. At the SIDs Engage 2 also launched a survey to gather feedback on “The Impact of ATM Innovation on Academic Programmes” and presented the first four Engage 2 Thematic challenges selected by the Awards Board. The challenges are key areas of interest for upcoming Engage 2 initiatives, such as the call for PhDs and the call for Catalyst funding Projects.

SIDs 2023 Highlights

The SESAR Innovation Days, hosted by the University of Seville and supported by leading entities like SESAR 3 JU, ENAIRE, Indra, Ryanair, and AENA, featured an impressive array of 66 posters and 42 papers. These covered a broad spectrum of topics including safety and resilience prediction, climate-optimised trajectories, drone traffic management, and airport operations. The conference saw thought-provoking addresses by key figures like Andreas Boschen from SESAR 3 JU, Maria Luz de Mateo from ENAIRE, and Andrea Gentili from the European Commission. They emphasized the need for innovative thinking to address challenges like airspace capacity and climate change, and the importance of aligning research with policy needs. The event also celebrated upcoming talents through the SESAR Young Scientist Award, showcasing exceptional research by students and PhD candidates in aviation and ATM.

See you in Rome for the next edition of the SESAR Innovation Days!

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