The Phocuswright Innovation Platform at The Phocuswright Conference

The Phocuswright Innovation Platform at The Phocuswright Conference connects you with all the right people to launch and fund your startup or new product, and to put you in contact with the industry's most innovative and influential people. The platform consists of three distinct segments: Battleground, Summit and Launch.

Early-stage, emerging and established companies compete in each category either in an intimate environment or under the big lights of the main stage for one of travel's most coveted awards.  

three Stages for Innovation - Phocuswright Innovation Platform

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Battleground, designed for early-stage startups, is the best place for innovators to demonstrate fresh ideas in front of potential investors, incubators and future partners. The desire to get in front of an audience so savvy and thirsty for market-changing innovation creates intense competition and reward.

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The pinnacle goal of any young company seeking to showcase a new innovation to the travel industry. Presented by Brand USA - VisitTheUSA.com, Summit takes place prime time on the main stage. A total of 24 companies will demonstrate.

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Innovation isn’t just for startups – established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. This is the stage for demonstrators changing the travel landscape within established companies.

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Case Studies: Success From The Phocuswright Innovation Platform

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Apply for Your Spot in the Phocuswright Innovation Platform

Spots in Battleground, Summit and Launch are limited and fill up quickly. Apply early and see if you make the cut to take the stage at The Phocuswright Conference. But get ready, the competition is fierce!

Starting at $2,500

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The Phocuswright Innovation Platform

Research, Learning, Networking, Consulting

The Phocuswright Innovation Platform is the only comprehensive platform that allows people to benefit from Phocuswright's longstanding pedigree of tracking travel innovation. We host the entire lifecycle of innovation, from a learning environment to the practical application of travel's next great product. Learn More

The Innovation Platform Overview