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The Emirates Group is looking to spearhead the future of aviation and travel with a new innovation platform, ForsaTEK.
The Group is hosting the first edition of ForsaTEK, an annual event and a platform to create new opportunities, bring together two start-up programmes – Intelak and Aviation X Lab – plus collaborate with high-profile tech and industry partners, start-ups and key players in the ecosystem.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive Emirates Airline and Group, officially opened the event. He said: “Innovation is an integral strand of the Emirates Group’s DNA since day one. With the advancements in technology, we have always aimed to deliver better value and solutions to our customers through its adaptation and implementation across our business. ForsaTEK is another platform to showcase technological initiatives and its applications in our industry. Together with our like-minded partners and some of the brightest minds spanning industries, we’ve built a robust incubator ecosystem that is delivering cutting-edge initiatives in travel.”
Being held over two days, 9 and 10 March, at Emirates Group Headquarters in collaboration with industry partners, ForsaTEK is themed around aviation, travel and tourism. The event is envisioned as a platform to showcase the future of travel through entrepreneurship and innovation, fostering collaboration, encouraging incubator communities and driving thought-provoking ideas.
The Emirates Group’s partners at the event include Accenture, Airbus, Amadeus, Collins Aerospace, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, GE Aerospace, Microsoft and Thales.