Intellect calls for new aviation security technology ideas

Thales UK and Intellect have launched a project calling for ideas for how to improve aviation security.

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Defence company Thales UK and technology industry body Intellect have launched a project looking for ideas for how to improve aviation security.

The best ideas can win a share of a £50,000 cash fund provided by Thales, which is calling for submissions from any person, company or academic institution of any size.

The project, known as the INSTINCT-Technology Demonstrator 2 (TD2), hopes to discover emerging security technologies, solutions and ideas that will be validated through trials and analysis in real (including UK airports) and test environments.

Ideas that can help improve aviation security at any stage in the air travel process are welcome, from booking a journey, through to boarding an aircraft. The solutions ‘ideally’ also need to have a commercial aspect, by improving, or at least not affecting, passenger experience or airport revenues.

Participants will also receive full support and guidance throughout the entire project, as well as protection of intellectual property.

For more information, participants can register via the TD2 website for the industry day in central London on 19 August, or email Thales.

The deadline for the submission of ideas is 21 August 2010.

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