World Tourism Forum Lucerne

Start-Up Innovation Competition & Summit

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

new delhi, taj palace


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The event has been postponed! More information to follow soon.

The Summit

World Tourism Forum Lucerne with the support of IHCL and Global Himalayan Expedition are joining forces to suport for the second time the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry in the Indian Subcontinent.

Innovate for India is a two-day exclusive event consisting of a Start-Up Innovation Camp for promising start-ups from the region and a WTFL Signature Innovation Summit that will gather all important stakeolders and opinion leaders in a unique set-up to discuss the future of tourism and drive innovation to solve pressing problems and challenges.

The Start-Up Competition

Calling all innovators from the Indian Subcontinent to submit applications before 16 November. 23.00 IST.

WTFL Innovation Camp

Innovating during crisis and restarting tourism calls for unity, extraordinary actions, agility, combination of different thinking styles and risk taking.

We are searching for 12 high-potential early-staged start-ups, 3 finalists per category, to come to Delhi and immerse themselves in innovation activities, coaching, pitch at the WTFL Signature Summit and become the driving force helping the tourism sector in the region solve pressing challenges and find better solutions to existing problems.

Four categories

Emerging Tech

Business models challenging the Status Quo by tapping on the potential of IoT, AI, VR, AR,  Blockchain, Robotics and Downstream Space Technologies.

Sustainable Hospitality

Business models tranforming hospitality and ecosystems to meet the needs of the present and future generations.

Smart Mobility

Business models making transportation safer, more efficient, and better for the environment including innovative parking solutions, mobility as a service and smart logistics.

Social Impact

Start-ups with solutions positively influencing society and social causes such as preserving the local culture and heritage; strengthening communities; promoting culture and art.


You will be put in the spotlight during the Innovate for India Summit

You will be able to win cash award (prize award TBC and subject to securing sponsorship)

You will be flown to Delhi for free (flights & accommodation included)

You will take part for free in the WTFL Innovation Start-Up Camp and benefit from coaching and mentoring opportunities

You will benefit from networking and B2B meetings

You will join the exclusive WTFL Dealflow Tool that will make your start-up visible to top investors