The project

Autonomous drone operations will take place from March until the end of September 2022 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven. These operations are focused on security support, building inspection, meal delivery, express shipping and emergency AED delivery.

This living lab is part of the Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020) consortium, a three-year collaborative innovation and research project funded by the European Commission with the goal of realising Urban Air Mobility.

What is FF2020?
The project focuses on developing a new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem by incorporating UAM within the geospatial data infrastructure of cities.

The FF2020 consortium aims to solve current UAM challenges by collaborating with different players globally. The solutions developed during the project will be tested in five living labs, starting in the city of Eindhoven, followed by Milan, Zaragoza, Oulu, and Tartu – enabling an open dialogue with end-users and citizens to improve upon processes and results. Ultimately, our goal is to have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of European citizens and creating sustainable partnerships and cities.

What we deliver 
FF2020 is creating an entire state of the art geospatial UAM ecosystem, consisting of the following:

•    A governance model and framework
•    A regulatory framework
•    A geospatial digital infrastructure
•    A Digital Toolbox
•    An Identity of Things (IDoT) scheme
•    Interoperability framework

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All operations are supervised by expert drone operators following strict safety guidelines.