European Network of U-space Stakeholders re-launch event

Drone flying over city

We are delighted to invite you to a virtual relaunch of the European Network of U-space Stakeholders with extended scope. The event's keynote speaker, the Director General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, Mr Henrik Hololei, will kick off this initiative. The purpose of the re-launch is to emphasise the need for U-space stakeholders to share their lessons learned in order to accelerate U-space implementation, further to the release of the U-space regulation in April 2021.


Time Topic Speakers
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome Philippe Merlo,
Director European Civil-Military Aviation,
14:05 – 14:15 Introduction by moderator Munish Khurana,
Senior Business Development,
State of Play of U-space in Europe
14:15 – 14:20 Drone Strategy 2.0 Joachim Luecking,
Head of Aviation Safety,
DG MOVE, European Commission
14:20 – 14:25 SESAR U-space Research Robin Garrity,
Senior External Affairs Officer,
14:25 – 14:30 Regulations Maria Algar Ruiz,
Drone Programme Manager,
14:30 - 14:35 Deployment and Monitoring Munish Khurana,
14:35 – 14:50 Urban air mobility& sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP-UAM) Jacek Woznikowski,
Development and Cooperation Department,
Metropolia GZ
15:00 – 15:20 Keynote speech Henrik Hololei,
Director General
DG MOVE, European Commission
15:20 – 15:35 U-space sandbox in Hamburg - from conception to execution Jan-Eric Putze,

Christian Bahr,
Business Manager Autonomous Systems
Port Process Solutions, 
Hamburg Port Authority
15:35 – 15:50 Port of Antwerp: Ecosystem for relevant drone applications Bob Spanoghe,
Innovation Platform Manager,
Port of Antwerp
15:50 – 16:05 How will U-space enable scaling of grocery and pharmacy deliveries in Ireland Bobby Healy,
CEO & Founder,
Manna Drone Delivery
16:05 – 16:30 Next steps and upcoming events Munish Khurana,

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