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After the success of the First Call for Ideas, which saw the implementation of ten projects selected in the FCO smart city out of over 100 applications received from startups from all over the world, Aeroporti di Roma is now ready for the next step: to engage the second round of startups by investing total of 840.000 euros in their projects with the support of the mentors of the Innovation Cabin Crew aiming at a joint development for up to 8 months within the Innovation Hub at the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport of Fiumicino.

For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.adr.it/en/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en/-/environmental-impact?redirect=%2Fweb%2Faeroporti-di-roma-en%2Finnovation or reach out to innovation@adr.it.


The business in which Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) operates has a major impact on the environment, which is why has been signed the 2030 decarbonization pact and they are constantly looking for new technologies that can help in the transition. With the support of Enel, AdR is looking for:

  • Digital solutions and platforms for end-to-end environmental and social sustainability scoring (e.g., value chain) of airport assets/activities/items;
  • Technologies that enable/improve electric mobility in the airport environment;
  • Solutions that optimize energy consumption and innovative/sustainable energy storage generation technologies.

Join Aeroporti di Roma Innovation program to develop projects in the first incubator inside a Terminal with the Innovation Cabin Crew.



This challenge provides contribution to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13: Climate Action.

Challenge rules

All proposers are encouraged to carefully read the challenge and challenge rules available on the ADR website https://www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en/le-challenge1 before submitting a proposal.

What happens next?


The proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by ADR in collaboration with Enel X and Enel X Way. In case of interest, at the end of the assessment you could be contacted to discuss the next steps.



Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group company, manages and develops Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. In 2020, Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci airport has been named “Best Airport Award 2020" by ACI Europe. For the fourth consecutive year, Leonardo da Vinci was confirmed as the number one European hub with over 40 million passengers. The award adds to the recognition by Airports Council International World which, for the third year in a row, awarded Leonardo da Vinci the "Airport Service Quality 2019" award as the busiest airport in Europe among hubs with more than 40 million passengers. ADR's management capacity is also confirmed by the awards received in 2019 from Skytrax, the leading international rating and assessment company for the airport sector, which confirmed the 4 Skytrax stars obtained by Fiumicino Airport in 2017. In 2020, for its commitment and the efficiency of the measures implemented to face the Covid-19 pandemic, Rome-Fiumicino International Airport was awarded by Skytax a 5 STAR rating, the first airport to ever receive such recognition globally. Also in 2020, UNWTO has recognised ADR’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, which is integrated into the business model to create economic, social and environmental value with the LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL award.

The ADR Group is currently composed of the subsidiaries ADR Ingegneria S.p.A - a sole shareholder company; ADR Infrastrutture S.p.A - a sole shareholder company, ADR Tel S.p.A. - a sole shareholder company, ADR Assistance S.R.L. - a sole quota holder company, ADR Mobility S.R.L. - a sole quota holder company, ADR Security S.R.L. - a sole quota holder company and Airport Cleaning S.R.L. -a sole quota holder company, Fiumicino Energia S.R.L. which have further improved skills and professionalism in the specific sectors, making their knowledge available to the other companies of the Group.

Enel X Global Retail, the Enel Group’s global business line active in the areas of energy supply and efficiency, is a strategic partner, leading the revolution of energy use. As a global leader in the development of innovative solutions to support the energy transition, Enel X Global Retail provides consumers, businesses and cities with a modular and integrated offer built around customer needs, promoting electrification and digitalization as drivers for creating new value, supporting more independent and efficient energy use.

Present in 16 countries, Enel X Way is the Enel Group's new company entirely dedicated to electric mobility. There are about 400,000 public and private charging points that the company manages directly and through interoperability agreements developed worldwide. As a global platform for e-Mobility, Enel X Way aims to develop flexible technologies and solutions supporting the electrification of transportation for consumers, businesses, cities and public administrations.