26-27 February 2020,
Olympia London

Applications for Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA ARE OPEN


Applications for Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA ARE OPEN

Do YOU have what it takes?

Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA, designed for startup and emerging companies, is the best place for innovators to demonstrate fresh ideas to an audience of savvy travel executives and investors.

During Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA at Travel Technology Europe, 6 companies will have just nine minutes each to demonstrate their innovations to a panel of sometimes ruthless and uncensored judges, and the cheers or jeers of a live audience. The event provides startups with an affordable and not-to-be-missed opportunity to connect with the travel industry's most influential audience.

In the end, only the most promising company wins the right to move on to compete in Phocuswright Summit: EMEA during Phocuswright Europe 2020 in Amsterdam, where they will demonstrate on the main stage in front of the most discerning audience in travel.

Please note, the deadline to submit your application is January 10.




To be eligible for Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA at TTE, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Startup company 48 months or younger (exceptions will be considered)


  • Based in Europe, Middle East or Africa (EMEA)


  • Company has not raised more than €2.5 million in funding


  • Must pass a thorough and rigorous Phocuswright screening

To be considered, a qualifying innovation must also:

  • Be oriented toward establishing B2B relationships with OTAs, tour operators, travel agencies & TMCs

  • Be a new travel product or service based on innovative technology

  • Significantly influence how travellers research, plan, purchase, organise, experience or share their trips

  • Impact the state-of-the-art in its target market

  • Change the dynamics of the marketplace

  • Implement new ideas and introduce new concepts that create value

Terms and conditions:

The applicant pool is vetted by an experienced Phocuswright technology analyst team. The team considers applications on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted until the programme is filled. Some companies may undergo a second-level review/interview with the analysts. Phocuswright will notify all applicants of its decisions by email. 





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