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Flying Forward 2020

Creating the 21st-Century Spatial Ecosystem

About FF2020

Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020) is a collaborative three-year research and innovation project developing a new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem aligned with the Digital Government Transformation (DGT) of European countries, which focuses on incorporating drone operations within the geospatial data infrastructure of cities.

Building and incorporating all related data from UAM infrastructures and operations within the digital infrastructure of cities allow society to fly forward in a safe, secure and effective way. This will make life easier and cheaper and will also provide more opportunities for getting products faster and more efficiently across Europe.

what we deliver

FF2020 is creating an entire state-of-the-art geospatial Urban Air Mobility ecosystem, which includes a governance model and framework; a regulatory framework; a geospatial digital infrastructure; a Digital Toolbox; an Identity of Things (IDoT) scheme; and an interoperability framework. 

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FF2020 is carrying out demonstrations in the cities Eindhoven, in Zaragoza, Milan, Tartu and Oulu.


Meet the partners of the international multi-disciplinary team behind the Flying Forward 2020 consortium.

FF2020 News

Register for our Workshop on 14 December 2022

Flying Forward 2020 organises together with AiRMOUR and AURORA the workshop 'Navigating the Opportunities & Obstacles in UAM'. On 14 December 2022, these three EU-funded projects will join forces to present the findings of their first use cases from a practical perspective and to interact with various stakeholders from the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem to find solutions for current UAM challenges and new opportunities.


Upcoming Events

Project Activities and More


Work plan to achieve our project goals


View FF2020's deliverables overview


Where you might have heard of us

FF2020 in Numbers

Living Labs

Demonstrations in 5 European cities


consortium Partners

12 consortium partners from 6 countries


EU Contribution

6 million EUR funding from the EU


Project Duration

3 years is the project run - from Dec. 2020 through Nov. 2023 

Consortium Partners