September 4, 2020

Urban ICT Arena joins Nordic Drone Initiative

September 4, 2020

Urban ICT Arena joins Nordic Drone Initiative

The project will be a platform for exchange of ideas between the Nordic countries and the rest of the world.

Together with other innovation clusters in the Nordics, Urban ICT Arena is founding the Nordic Drone Initiative. This project will strengthen the ties between the different clusters and help companies working with drones to learn from neighbors and form new alliances.

During the project duration, Urban ICT Arena will represent its partners interests in dialogs with the Nordic cluster organizations, cities, and drone companies. The project creates a unique collaboration platform (first of its kind in the Nordics!) to discuss the various use areas for drones in the cities. And as the next step, act upon them through tests in real urban environment, such as Kista.

Urban ICT Arena has been working strategically with drones and urban air mobility (UAM) for several years. We believe drones are an integral part of the sustainable cities of tomorrow. This project will enable us to continue working towards an urban test site for drones, says Sára Nožková, Mobility Lead at Urban ICT Arena.

One of the planned activities is an international drone forum with all the project partners, which will be held as a part of Kista Mobility Day 2021.

Funded by Nordic Innovation
Nordic Innovation is an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers. It aims to make the Nordics a pioneering region for sustainable growth and works to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in Nordic business. Nordic Innovation supports programs and projects which contribute in fulfilling the goals of the Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business 2018-2021, which is decided by the Nordic Ministers for Business and Innovation.

Full list of partners
Urban ICT Arena (Kista Science City), RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Bell Rock Advisors, Katla Aero, Robots Expert, NORCE, Business Tampere, Gate21, Flypulse, Nordic Edge, LFV Sweden, Mainbase, Drone Nord, UAS Norway, Östergötland Region

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