MUC announces opening of its first Terminal Testlab

Published: Monday, February 17, 2020

Munich Airport (MUC) has announced the opening of its first Terminal Testlab, the pilot project under its LabCampus initiative, that has been designed to raise digital security awareness among passengers and visitors at the airport.

The interactive innovation hub is situated at the heart of Munich’s main airport terminal, creating opportunities for airport customers to present new products and solutions to tens of thousands of travelers every day and conduct live testing.

Following the opportunity to explore live demonstrations at their own pace, travelers will be integrated into product development processes and gain in-depth insights into key aspects of data security and any related issues. Another highlighted feature is the interactive augmented reality wall, which allows visitors to become part of an easy-to-understand demonstration on data theft.

The Testlab has been created in collaboration with ComCode, IABG, Center Digitization Bavaria (ZD.B) and Munich Airport’s Information Security Hub (ISH). The project focus for ComCode, which specializes in digital transformation and security, is open source intelligence (OSINT) – the procurement of information from publicly accessible sources, such as the internet.

As part of the Testlab, travelers are offered the opportunity to ask ComCode to compile and generate a brief digital security report on their company while they wait. All visitors are eligible to enter a draw, with the winner receiving a more detailed analysis, including a presentation of the results and suggestions for improved digital security.

The Terminal Testlab is a small part of a larger project at Munich Airport and, with the early launch, LabCampus is now offering access to unique testing conditions and diverse target groups long before the main innovation center itself is completed.

LabCampus is Munich Airport’s global platform for pioneering innovation – a 500,000m² site that, once complete, will support collaboration between businesses and industries in a new and intelligent way.