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Creating the 21st century spatial ecosystem

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-2020-SingleStage-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BRAINPORT DEVELOPMENT NV
Address
Achtseweg Zuid 159 H
5651 GW Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 824 162,50

Participants (11)

SERENDIPITY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 831 625
Address
Torenallee 20
5617 BC Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERSES GLOBAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 948 847,50
Address
Torenallee 20 6Th Floor
5617 BC Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 299 015
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIGIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 900 100
Address
Kolonienstraat 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NALANTIS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Otto Veniusstraat 9
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROUSC ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 625
Address
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 8
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HTCE SITE MANAGEMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 274 375
Address
High Tech Campus 1
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 424 325
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU SCIENCE PARK FOUNDATION TSP
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 262 625
Address
Riia 185
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Other
OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 750
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 246 625
Address
Plaza Del Pilar 18
50071 Zaragoza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)