Demonstrating the Future

To validate the FF2020 solutions and approach, tests will be conducted in 10 demonstrators in collaboration with 5 Living Labs across Europe (Eindhoven, Milan, Tartu, Oulu, Zaragoza). The Living Lab partners will provide high-impact demonstrators, and specify their needs and requirements to ensure compliance with regulations, in terms of non-functional properties, safety, tools and processes. We have defined three stages of development in order to reach our full potential. The three stages are:

  • Stage 1: Regulatory, governance and technology R&D as well as technical integration (M3-M12). On the first iteration, we will research, develop and integrate regulatory, governance and technology frameworks based on demonstrators’ concepts and users’ requirements and needs. Within this phase, the focus will be on R&D of the regulatory, governance and technical development to deliver a first integrated MVP (based on test data) in M12 to be validated in Living Labs.
  • Stage 2: Experimentation and validation (M13-M24). On the second iteration, we will focus on cross-disciplinary R&D by integrating and validating the MVP results deployed in a test environment (lab and field) in the 5 Living Labs. At this stage, Living Labs will prepare the infrastructure and start piloting the different proposed demonstrators. As a result, we will validate operational procedures and mechanisms for an effective interface with U-Space service providers.
  • Stage 3: Regulatory, governance and technology integration propel scalability and sustainability (M25-M33). A third iteration will be done with an updated methodology and technological innovations. As the main outcome, we will provide a TRL6 solution for safe UAM operations in urban environments. We will provide proposals for potential regulatory changes and recommendations as a means of compliance. For this, a close coordination with EASA is pivotal to ensure complementarity and consistency within EASA activities.

5 Living Labs, 10 demonstrators

Flying Forward 2020

Demonstrator 1 - Urban Air Mobility infrastructure to be in place as a standard.

Tartu Science Park

Demonstrator 4 - Autonomous monitoring and predictive interventions of critical infrastructures in Tartu Science Park and the city of Tartu.
Demonstrator 10 – Last mile delivery of medications and food for the elderly in social care programmes.

High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Demonstrator 6 - Autonomous monitoring and predictive interventions of critical infrastructures within the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.
Demonstrator 7 - The future of last mile and emergency delivery on campuses.

Ospedale San Raffaele

Demonstrator 5 - Autonomous monitoring and predictive interventions of critical infrastructures in a hospital.
Demonstrator 9 - Precision logistic services for air transport of critical medical and pharmaceutical material.

University of Oulu

Demonstrator 2 – 5G/6G networks infrastructure adaptations. 
Demonstrator 8 - Multi-purpose and specific service drones.

Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza

Demonstrator 3 – Autonomous monitoring of massive events within a city to ensure safety and emergency operation.

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