Game Of Drones & VUTURA Demonstration

Game Of Drones & VUTURA Demonstration


Drones will play an important part in our society, both commercially and recreationally. However, in order to enjoy the societal and economical benefits drone have to offer, we need to find a safe and responsible way to integrate drones into our airspace.

Who will win the "Game of Drones" in the airspace?

You are hereby invited to join our "Game of Drones" on Thursday, August 29. Please pencil this day already in your diary, so you can witness a spectacular live showcase that has never been demonstrated before, where manned and unmanned aviation are pushed to their limits.

Visualizing unmanned systems in the airspace is an important step towards a safe airspace. However, how do we ensure that not only a trauma helicopter but also for instance a drone fire brigade always has priority to rule the airspace?

During this meeting we would like to start the conversation with you about the importance of guaranteeing safety and separation. Who is responible, and how does it work? What are the roles and the responsibilities of the drone operator?

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Are you joining us on 29.08.2019? Register here.

Preliminary program

10:00 Doors open, attendance registration, coffee and tea

10:30 Opening by Marc Sandelowsky, program director Space53 and moderator for today.

10:40 Welcome by Onno van Veldhuizen, mayor of Enschede

10:50 Presentation of first results drone detection by Wouter Asveld, policy advisor at Municipality of Enschede

11:10 Presentation on VUTURA project by Henk Hesselink, project coordinator at NLR

11:30 Short coffee break

11:45 Panel discussion with AirMap, Unifly and AirHub

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Departure to airside

13:45 Explanation of scenario 3 by Matthijs Nederveen, project manager at UAV International

14:00 Demonstration scenario 3

14:45 Results VUTURA/Press conference

15:15 End of program: Departure to Space53

15:30-17.00: Drinks & networking


The ‘Game of Drones’ will take place in the framework of VUTURA, a SESAR Horizon 2020 project. This is a European context geared towards the creation of ‘U-Space’, a systeem that connects all drones in the airspace and makes them visible to authorities. VUTURA connects existing systems that register and identify drones, and researches how information about drone flights can be shared with the air traffic control for manned aviation.

The VUTURA project is led by NLR. Other project partners are AirHub, AirMap, LVNL, TU Delft, Unifly, Unisphere and a Space53 consortium, consisting of the city of Enschede, Robor Electronics and UAV International/Drone Flight Company.

More about VUTURA can be found here.

This U-Space project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Connection Europe Facility (CEF) programme under grant agreement SJU/LC/345-CTR.

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