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Creating the 21st century spatial ecosystem

Project description

Shaping the future of urban air mobility

Rapid urbanisation has intensified the need for a sustainable mobility infrastructure in modern cities. Urban air mobility provides a cost-effective, green and smart development solution. FF2020, an EU-funded project, aims to become a global leader in solving current environmental, social economic and technological challenges by offering integrated, secure and convenient solutions. The project focuses on developing a state-of-the-art geospatial urban air mobility ecosystem which includes governance, regulatory and interoperability frameworks; a geospatial digital infrastructure; and an Identity of Things scheme. By implementing and evaluating this innovative solution in five living labs, FF2020 will gain invaluable knowledge that will revolutionise drone infrastructure, autonomous monitoring and last-mile delivery across Europe.

Objective

Although roughly half the world’s inhabitants live in cities, they generate more than 80 percent of the Global Domestic Product (GDP). Around the world, cities are introducing initiatives aimed at addressing urban mobility issues, improving (digital) infrastructures and tackling pollutiAlthough roughly half the world’s inhabitants live in cities, they generate more than 80 percent of the Global Domestic Product (GDP). Around the world, cities are introducing initiatives aimed at addressing urban mobility issues, improving (digital) infrastructures and tackling pollution. It is expected that 80% of the world’s population will live in cities in 2050. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is described as the lifeblood of modern cities, a critical economic factor and a facilitator of smart, sustainable development.

Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020) embraces this new reality and wants to be a European and global frontrunner in solving these environmental, social, economic and technologic challenges of the 21st century by providing integrated, inclusive and sustainable (digital) solutions that are safe, secure and convenient. FF2020 offers an entire state-of-the-art spatial UAM ecosystem which includes a governance model and framework (interoperable and scalable); regulatory framework (machine-readable and executable); geospatial digital infrastructure (technology agnostic digital toolbox); Identity of Things Scheme (identity framework for operators, drones, authorities and AI-algorithms); and interoperability frameworks (technical, semantic, legal/policy and organisational) – which fully comply with existing EU-regulation and yet challenges these regulations.

By developing, deploying and testing the UAM spatial ecosystem in 5 Living Labs we are able to involve countries, cities and communities on a regular basis and process their feedback through our iterative approach. The practical results will be best-in-class drone infrastructure, autonomous monitoring and last-mile delivery.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2020-SingleStage-INEA

Coordinator

BRAINPORT DEVELOPMENT NV
Net EU contribution
€ 824 162,50
Address
Achtseweg zuid 159 h
5651 GW Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Region
Zuid-Nederland Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 91 250,00

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