Challenge Play Your Airfield 2022

Together, we are building the future of the ADP Group and its airfields!

The ADP Group, a world leader in airport operations, is launching the Play Your Airfield Challenge. Interested in taking part in the creation of the airport of the future?

ADP is inviting innovative startups and SMEs to work on a solution to transform its platforms into benchmarks airfields in terms of innovation, sustainable development and synergies with their surroundings.

All solutions are welcomed: decarbonation, renewable energy, dynamization of the territory (cultural events or training), acoustic measurements, tools for monitoring air traffic and so on.

About the challenge

The climate crisis is forcing us to rethink our practices, and aviation is at the forefront of it, marking a turning point in its history. Indeed, the sector has begun its environmental transition, and aims to meet the ecological challenges of our century.

The presence of an airfield is a great opportunity. It must act as a catalyst for projects that serve its territory and its inhabitants.

The aim is to make the Toussus-le-Noble and Lognes-Emerainville airfields benchmarks in terms of innovation, sustainable development and synergies with their surroundings.

Do you work in a startup, a SME, an ETI, a large group or an association and do you think your organization could have a positive impact on the aerodromes of tomorrow?

Propose your solution and have the opportunity to develop your project with the ADP group on the Toussus le Noble or Lognes-Emerainville airfields: 1st and 2nd French airfields, 5th and 10th French airport in number of movements!

If the project works, it may stand a chance to be financed and deployed on potentially all the ADP Group’s airfields in the Ile-de-France!


The winner will secure a 30,000€ PoC with  the ADP Group.

And all finalists will be able to access:

  • Funding opportunities: engage with the investment structure of the ADP Group’s innovation division
  • Networking: Pitch on the ADP Group pavilion at the next International Air and Space Show at Le Bourget in 2023
  • Visibility: be featured in the ParisWorldWide magazine, on social networks and ADP Group business areas
  • The support and guidance of ADP’s experts to develop your projects

It is your chance to join the challenge and accelerate your growth.

Eligibility criteria

This Challenge is open to all companies under the conditions of:

  • Being registered on the trade register of the country in which their headquarters are based ;
  • with a valid professional insurance policy ;
  • able to supply a registration certificate issued within last three (3) months ;
  • certifying that they comply with the social and tax legislation to which they are subject.

All employees of the ADP Group and partners are excluded from taking part in this Challenge and from receiving any Awards in any way, directly or indirectly.

Challenge categories

Submit a brief presentation of your solution by applying to one of the following categories :

  • Reducing the carbon and noise footprint
  • Development of new uses for aerodromes lands
  • Territorial and social dynamization through culture, education and training
  • Open Category


February 5, 2023
Program dates Dec 13, 2022 - Feb 5, 2023
Organizer Agorize
Website Visit website
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Environmental services