The Catalan drone ecosystem gathers within the framework of the European project Aerial Uptake


Attendees at the first Catalan regional stakeholder group meeting shared ideas to promote RPAS technologies and increase awareness

On December 17th, the European project Aerial Uptake started its activities in Catalonia with the first regional stakeholder group (RSG) meeting, which took place at the i2CAT Foundation’s headquarters in Barcelona. The project aims to promote the adoption of drone technologies through three strategic areas: innovation, market and social impact.

Among the attendees were main players of the drone sector in Catalonia, including private companies, members of public administrations and civil society, and research centers. These agents worked together to share their views and proposals in order to foster the growth and implementation of new drone policies.

The results of this first meeting will be shared with the rest of European partners and will be a starting point for a future draft of drone regional policies.

Aerial Uptake intends to improve the assimilation of RPAS technologies by exchanging experiences and best practices among stakeholders from different European countries. RSG meetings, which take place in all regions involved in the project, are crucial to get to know the realities of every territory and to work on further improvements. The Catalan participation in the project is coordinated by the Government of Catalonia and the i2CAT Foundation.

Aerial Uptake is part of the INTERREG EUROPE international cooperation program in the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation objective, funded jointly with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).