Innovation: We are innovators

  • Products & Services

    At Royal Schiphol Group, we believe data and technology gives our travellers, employees and partners superpowers. We develop tools and services to unlock these powers. With digital products and services, we improve our daily challenges and implement fundamental changes in existing processes.

  • Lab

    At Royal Schiphol Group, we continuously experiment in our search for solutions to complex challenges. We explore distant futures that contain solutions and technologies we hardly dare imagine today.

  • Collaborations

    At Royal Schiphol Group, collaboration is key. Together, we explore our current reality, the near future, and distant futures we cannot even fully envision yet. We believe we can only accelerate innovation together.

Latest developments

  • Calling all Innovators!

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    Fellow interns shared their stories as an inspiration on the broad horizon of possibilities.

  • Sustainable taxiing: which route will we take?

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    In this blog we will talk in more detail about A-SMGCS, which is an important prerequisite for the introduction of sustainable taxiing at major airports.

  • Is sustainable taxiing possible at a busy Schiphol

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    Thanks to the taxibot trial we know the prerequisites for sustainable taxiing. But more research was needed into the scalability of the concept.

  • Collaboration with Eco-Runner Team Delft

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    The collaboration underlines the dedication we have towards sustainable mobility and fits our ambition to create the world’s most sustainable airports

  • Sustainable taxiing: Taxibot trial

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    We carried out a Taxibot trial at Schiphol between March and August 2020. In this blog we tell you how that went and what we learned from it.

  • Smart security for odd-size baggage

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    In order to ensure that the security process is 100%-compliant and more efficient, we’ve implemented an IOT (Internet of Things) solution.

  • Pioneering autonomous passenger bridges

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    The first step towards an interconnected fleet of self-driving (autonomous), emission-free vehicles on airside

  • Notifly: the air traffic forecast for your area

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    A study with local residents found that there is significant demand for air traffic forecasts. That's why Schiphol is currently developing the Notifly app.

  • An autonomous airport in 2050

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    Schiphol aims to operate the most sustainable airports in the world by 2050. In order to achieve this we have launched Autonomous Airside Operations

  • Wilbur: data on passenger flows and ‘hot pax’

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    Wilbur developer Bas Kiers tells us about the digital developments in the Schiphol control centre.

  • What is sustainable taxiing? (Part 2)

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    In this blog we're introducing a third dimension to taxiing: the control system. Making sustainable taxiing an even more appealing prospect.

  • Turnaround Insights

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    To streamline the turnaround process and make it more predictable, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has developed Turnaround Insights

  • A shared vision for Smart Schiphol Airport City

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    The purpose of this blog is to give you an insight into our vision for the future: a Smart Schiphol Airport City full of Smart Buildings.

  • What is sustainable taxiing? (Part 1)

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    In this blog we will consider how we could implement sustainable taxiing in practice. It is more complicated than it may seem at first sight.

  • Single-Engine Taxiing; wouldn't it be better?

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    It sounds logical. A twin-engine aircraft will generally have more than enough power to move away from a stationary position using just one of its engines

  • “Take a ride on the green side!”

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    The students from Made by 020 advised Schiphol on sustainable passenger experience. One of the student concepts was “Take a ride on the green side”.

  • The benefits of sustainable taxiing

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    A lot of people shared their thoughts about our sustainable taxiing test. Read our blog to find out more about what sustainable taxiing means for us.

  • Short Connection Pass

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    To speed up the process of making a short connection (less than an hour), and make it more pleasant we have developed the Short Connection Pass.

  • Upgrade Module

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    To create a more passenger-friendly experience until the upgrade of toilet groups with a low score has been completed, the PX Team launched a new initiative.

  • Schiphol supports soundproofing start-up DeNoize

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    DeNoize is researching and developing soundproofing technology for windows in houses. We see great potential in these innovations and supports their efforts.

  • PX Team tests Sanitizing Zones

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    A pilot was done to investigate what Schiphol could do to improve passengers’ hygiene experience, giving them the impression that they were ‘outsmarting germs’

  • Security pilot with actual travellers

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    In the summer of 2019, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol conducted a successful security pilot with travellers flying from Departure Hall 2.

  • BrainCreators wins Pointcloud Innovation Challenge

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    Schiphol and its main contractors invited six companies to develop smart solutions for existing and new use cases relating to Schiphol's asset portfolio.

  • Schiphol Today

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    The app provides floor managers with real-time information and shows them at a glance what they will be doing during their shift.

  • Hyperloop to the future

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    Schiphol will further expand its involvement in the hyperloop by continuing to cooperate with the Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop.

  • A bold step forward or pie in the sky?

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    We have devoted much of our working lives to making aviation more sustainable. Sustainable taxiing has a major role to play.

  • Schiphol Developer Center

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    Schiphol is continuously improving the quality of the service experienced by both travellers and partners. Now we are sharing our data in a collection of APIs

  • No more waiting when you get to Schiphol

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    A pilot project was initiated during the Christmas period to prevent long queues at busy times – and it was a success!

  • Looking to the future of Dutch infrastructure

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    NGinfra stands for ‘Next Generation Infrastructures’. Influential Dutch infrastructure managers can share, develop and apply their knowledge and experience.

  • Exploring the future of Urban Air Mobility

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    Dutch Drone Delta founded at the beginning of 2020, with a primary focus on Urban Air Mobility. And will develop smart, sustainable solutions.

  • ‘For Schiphol, innovation is absolutely essential’

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    Our aim is to become the world’s most sustainable and high-quality airport. How? For Hassan Charaf, Head of Innovation, the answer is clear: innovation is key.

  • Sustainable taxiing

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    OPS innovators Dirk Bresser and Simon Prent explain how sustainable taxiing works and talk about the arrival of the Taxibot.

  • A year’s worth of feedback on our toilets

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    Our Main Contractors can develop an on-demand cleaning schedule based on real-time data thanks to the 600,000 monthly votes from the FeedbackNow voting points.

  • Smart VOP 1.0

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    A solution we can use to implement data-driven monitoring of the aircraft stands’ performance. That is what lead to the initiative ‘Smart VOP 1.0’

  • Self Service Units

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    Schiphol wants travellers to have even better and faster service. That’s why we have introduced new information zones , Self Service Units (SSUs)

  • Alliance with TU Delft

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    faster innovations for passengers and airport

  • Wilbur’s visionary perspective

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    Although the available physical space imposes its own limitations, Schiphol is exploring smart solutions based on technology and data. Like Wilbur

  • Your personal travel assistant

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    We want to make sure travellers have personalised travel advice, so we base the advice on data and on each traveller’s individual situation and preferences

  • Predicting waiting times at security

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    In 2019 we carried out a pilot to inform travellers of the ideal time to arrive at the airport so that they can go through security as quickly as possible.

  • TU Delft Master Identity Day at Schiphol

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    faster innovations for passengers and airport