SESAR Innovation Days 2019

Registration is open

This year’s SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) will be hosted by the University of Piraeus and the National Centre of Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece, during the week of 02-06 December 2019. The main conference will take place from 03-05 December and will showcase results from European exploratory research and discuss how to advance promising concepts towards industrial research within the SESAR innovation pipeline. The SIDs are based on an open call soliciting contributions from ATM research. Exhibitions and poster, keynotes and networking events will provide further opportunities to learn about interesting projects and meet like-minded researchers.

Poster/exhibit submission deadline: closed on 13 September 2019
Paper submission deadline: closed on 04 October 2019
Conference programme and registration page


● The Engage thematic workshops (details here) kicked-off in autumn 2018 and are linked with the thematic challenges. Further details and booking information for the second series of workshops are now available. Locations and topics are:

05 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium – Efficient provision and use of meteorological information in ATM
12 November 2019, Madrid, Spain – Novel and more effective allocation markets in ATM
02 December 2019, Athens, Greece (co-located with SIDs) – Data-driven trajectory prediction
A fourth, cybersecurity workshop, on Vulnerabilities and global security of the CNS/ATM system, will follow in 2020.

● We’re working on bringing you a comprehensive list of other workshops and events. Meanwhile, please note:

09–10 September 2019, London, UK – ATM liberalisation: The catalysts for change?
10 September 2019, Munich, Germany (co-located with mobil.TUM 2019) – On-demand and Shared Mobility Policy
13 September 2019, Munich, Germany (co-located with mobil.TUM 2019) – On-demand and Shared Mobility Research
13 September 2019, Munich, Germany (co-located with mobil.TUM 2019) – 1st workshop on Application of System Dynamics (SD) in Mobility and Transportation
13 September 2019, Munich, Germany (co-located with mobil.TUM 2019) – 1st workshop on Urban Air Mobility in Future Transport Environments
02 October 2019, Steenokkerzeel, Belgium – The Future in Aviation: Iris, a reality for Air Traffic Management
03 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium – Cities and Metropolitan Airport Areas: Looking for New Approaches
17 October 2019, Carcassonne, France – ENVISION project: final event at Carcassonne Airport
27 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium – Sustainable Fuels for Aviation in Europe


03-06 September 2019, Athens, Greece – 9th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space
11-12 September 2019, Munich, Germany – mobil.TUM 2019 – Transportation Systems of the Future
18-20 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany – 6th International Air Transport and Operations Symposium (ATOS)
24-26 September 2019, Brussels, Belgium – European Research and Innovation Days
26 September 2019, Brussels, Belgium – Sustainable Pathway to Future Aviation
30 September – 01 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium – U-space ConOps and research dissemination conference
09-11 October 2019, Dublin, Ireland – 47th European Transport Conference (ETC)
07-08 November 2019, Vienna, Austria – 8th European Aviation Conference (EAC)
12-13 November 2019, Budapest, Hungary – 8th International Conference on Air Transport (INAIR)
02-06 December 2019, Athens, Greece – SESAR Innovation Days 2019 (SIDs)
12-16 January 2020, Washington D.C., USA – 99th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB)
23-25 January 2020, Oporto, Portugal – First Symposium on Aviation Research (SoAR)
25-28 February 2020, Bordeaux, France – 1st Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 (AEC)
10-12 March 2020, Madrid, Spain – World ATM Congress 2020
27-30 April 2020, Helsinki, Finland – TRA2020 – Transport Research Arena
12-17 May 2020, Berlin, Germany – AEROdays 2020 – 9th European Aeronautics Days
14-15 May 2020, Rome, Italy – Research Workshop: Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the context of a dynamic environment

Summer schools

To coordinate with other Engage activities, such as catalyst-funded projects and PhDs, the four-day summer schools will be organised in years 2-4 of the KTN, i.e. August or September of 2019-2021 inclusive.

The first summer school took place 09-13 September 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. This included tutorials on key ATM concepts and challenges as well as on research methodologies, including case studies and presentations of prominent SESAR exploratory research projects.

Further information


Coming soon …

● European postgraduate university programmes (descriptions of courses offered, typical numbers of postgraduate students, numbers of faculty and other authorised research supervisors, etc.).
● Key contacts.
● Meanwhile, please note:

02-10 October 2019, Nicolosi, Italy – Convective and Volcanic Clouds detection, monitoring and modeling training school

Jobs and internships

Now moved to a dedicated jobs and internships page.