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28 hours of XR hacking - Cash Prize 3000 CHF

Unlimited Ideas

We would like to encourage innovative ideas through the use of digital realities in solving aviation industry challenges.

It is an opportunity for developers, designers, coders, students and enthusiasts of digital realities (VR/AR/MR) to collaborate in teams to develop disruptive and inspiring products and solutions to air transport challenges.


The list of all challenges will be available soon.


There will be mentors from a number of business areas in the air transport industry who will be available to share their expertise. Experts in VR/AR will also be present to guide the teams.


28 hours of XR hacking. Unlimited ideas. Absolute fun.

Registering to this event means that you accepted the Terms and Conditions of the IATA Aviation XR Hackathon in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Venue of the Hackathon is at the Associations des Communes Crans Montana – Route de la Moubra 66, 3963 Crans-Montana.

The minimum age for participation is 18 year old.

This hackathon promotes gender inclusion.

Send us an e-mail at avars@iata.org for any questions you may have.

Welcome to the first Aviation XR hackathon!

During the IATA XR Hackathon you will be asked to build XR solutions disrupting how the air transport industry operates in a number of areas:

– improving traveler experience and airline baggage operations
– optimizing airport operations
– making travel and tourism accessible and inclusive

We will ask you to address at least one of the challenges by using XR technologies in your solutions. In parallel, you will be able to gain access to mentors / SMEs on-site.

NB – IATA does NOT retain developers’ Intellectual Property (IP) on any of their ideas/prototypes presented at this Hackathon. Detailed information under Terms and Conditions..


Important to know

Note: please bring your own laptops.

Some VR/AR equipment and software will be provided for your use:

  • Spatial stories
  • Pico Headsets
  • Sensoryx Gloves
  • Realware glasses
  • Samsung computers (VR ready)


A number of cash prizes, x-deals and startup acceleration by the Association des communes de Crans-Montana (details below)


Startup acceleration in the commune of Crans-Montana supported by the Association des communes de Crans-Montana (ACCM)

The Commune of Crans-Montana offers startups the opportunity to setup their business within one of the 3 municipalities of Crans-Montana – Icogne, Lens and Crans-Montana.



  • Waived notary and other correlated fees for settlement in one of the 3 municipalities
  • Free shared office space for a duration of 1 year
  • And an amazing quality of life in the heart of the Swiss Alps


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