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Drone ilmakuvassa


University Collaboration Network

Branch: Digitalisation

Duration: 1.12.2020 -30.6.2023

Region: National

Financed by: Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM)

Project Manager: Marjut Koskela

The project creates a network operating model of 10 universities, to strengthen training and research related to unmanned aircraft systems and to respond to the changes in society and working life, while listening to business life. The solutions and training developed in the network are mainly related to emerging technologies, societal change and green technology. Universities participate in the project in accordance with their own strategic priorities and in a multidisciplinary manner.

Project rollup

The UAS (Drone) University Collaboration Network is organising a full-day interactive seminar on advances in Finnish drone applications and technology on 27th January 2023 at Epicenter Helsinki. The event will gather Pan-European stakeholders and Finnish RDI organisations and companies to share the project achievements and discuss hot topics to foster international cooperation and joint activities within the U-space domain. Purpose of the event is to showcase Finnish U-Space projects to European and international stakeholders, covering different sectors, such as sustainable development and digitalisation. The participants will have a great opportunity to get an insight into UAS-relevant research, development, innovation, and education activities in Finland and communicate directly with the engaged stakeholders. 


9:00-9:30 Registration and Coffee

9:30-9:50 Kimmo Paajanen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences – Welcome, UCNDrone network operating model

9:50-10:30 Stephen Sutton, FlyBy Guys Ltd. – Drone global operations, inspections and light shows

10:30-11:10 Pertti Jalasvirta, Cyberwatch Finland Oy – Cybersecurity and ethics in drone usage

11:10-12:30 Lunch and networking

12:30-13:10 Christian Gummerus, Ax Group – Arctic Aviation Cluster

13:10-13:50 Networking coffee

13:50-14:30 Antti Lipasti, Vertical Hobby – 5G drones

14:30-15:00 Rajeev Kanth, Savonia University of Applied Sciences – UCNDrone project survey results

Conclusions and the end of the event

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences


University of Helsinki

University of Oulu

University of Turku


Marjut Koskela