European Network of U-space Demonstrators

A forum to share knowledge on how to keep drone operations safe, secure and green.

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On 19 October 2018, the European Commission launched the European Network of U-space Demonstrators to support U-space projects and solutions.

The network is a forum to share knowledge on how to keep drone operations safe, secure and green. It focusses on U-space: a system that connects all drones flying in the air and that makes all drones visible for authorities and citizens.

Led by the European Commission, EUROCONTROL is part of the Network’s support cell, which bundles together the regulatory competence of EASA, the R&D management expertise of the SJU and our air traffic management expertise.

We work closely with these organisations to develop concrete material to support U-space projects and the authorities that will approve the drone operations.

The network focuses specifically on projects with a clear business case that build on mature technologies, but need some further operational and regulatory demonstrations before starting commercial operations.

The network also supports the competent authorities in processing the numerous applications expected once commercial businesses starts. The network is open to all U-space projects that help opening the European drone services market. All SESAR U-space related projects and all projects within the European Innovative Programme (EIP), Smart Cities and Communities (SCC), Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative are automatically part of the Network.  

U-space Test Centres

Members of the European Network of U-space Demonstrators identified a need to access information related to U-space test centres in Europe in order to connect seekers of these service with the service providers. To meet this need, we conducted a survey with the objective of creating an inventory of U-space test centres in Europe and the capabilities they offer. 

Based on the data gathered from respondents of the survey, we have created an inventory of U-space Test Centres, their value proposition, the specific services they offer, organisations that can access their services and contact details of the test centres.  This information is made available for each country in Europe (in alphabetical order) that provided data of their U-space test centre(s).

We hope that the information in this inventory will allow individual, organisations and institutions to obtain U-space test facilities from test centres of their choice and promote collaboration for future business between organisations. 

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Name Scope Access
AIRlabs Austria
Operated by: AIRlabs Austria GmbH
Location: Austria

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
ID2MOVE
Operated by: Cap Innove - Brussels University
Location: Belgium

Services
Laboratory simulation
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
Dolna Mitropoliya
Operated by: Unmanned Systems Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Civil-Military Cooperation
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
UAS Denmark International Test Center
Operated by: University of Southern Denmark
Location: Denmark

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
 Operations beyond visual line of sight testing & training
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
Urban Air Mobility Oulu
Operated by: Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Location: Finland

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Partners of joint RDI projects
Name Scope Access
Sopra Steria U-space Digital Platform
Operated by: Sopra Steria
Location: France

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Demonstration capabilities
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
ENAC Laboratory
Operated by: ENAC
Location: France

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Francazal Multimodality testbed
Operated by: Early 2022
Location: France

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Complete ecosystem demonstration before city flight
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Open for all
Drones Paris Region
Operated by: Drones Paris Region
Location: France

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
CEEMASAS PROCEMA
Location: France

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Pre-operational counter drone trials
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
associations
Name Scope Access
National Experimental Test Center for UAS
Operated by: German Aerospace Center
Location: Germany

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
airport scenarios, urban scenarios, mission validation
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Verkehrslandeplatz Cottbus/Neuhausen
Operated by: Flugplatzgesellschaft Cottbus/Neuhausen mbH
Location: Germany

Services
Laboratory simulation
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
U-Space Demonstrator Hamburg
Operated by: Droniq GmbH
Location: Germany

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
In-Flight; Conflict-Warning, Air Traffic Display
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
U-Space Integration Centre
Operated by: USIC GmbH
Location: Germany

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
 Demonstrations
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
AIRBUS Drone Centre
Operated by: AIRBUS Defence and Space GmbH
Location: Germany

Services
Pre-operational flight trial
Flight Demonstrations;
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Starts-up company
Name Scope Access
U-Flyte
Operated by: Maynooth University
Location: Ireland

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
Dora Lab
Operated by: Città di Torino
Location: Italy

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
 Air Mobility Innovation Academy
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Grottaglie/Bari Test Bed
Operated by: Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale
Location: Italy

Services
Laboratory simulation
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
Balozi Flight zone
Operated by: SPH Engineering
Location: Latvia

Services
System integration
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
No restrictions.
Name Scope Access
U-space Moldova
Operated by: Icevo Consulting SRL
Location: Moldova

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
CEDD
Operated by: Metropolis GZM
Location: Poland

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
AV Living Lab BTC City Ljubljana
Operated by: AV Living Lab
Location: Slovenia

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
HERA DRONE HUB
Operated by: Dronica Valley
Location: Spain

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Rozas
Operated by: CIAR (joint Centre INTA-GAIN)
Location: Spain

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
It is opoen to all interested entities, public or private
Technical University of Valencia
Operated by: Israel Quintanilla
Location: Spain

Services
Pre-operational flight trial
Urban, night and inside control airspace operations
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Naitec /Aerodromo Lumbier
Operated by: Naitec
Location: Spain

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
ATLAS Flight Center
Operated by: FADA-CATEC
Location: Spain

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
BCN Drone Center
Operated by: CATUAV S.L.
Location: Spain

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Development Testing,
Evaluation and Certification
Operational Demonstration
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
La Nave
Operated by: Municipality of Madrid
Location: Spain

Services
Value propositions
Startups
Name Scope Access
Center of Excellence for Air Mobility Sweden
Operated by: Center of Excellence for Air Mobility Sweden
Location: Sweden

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
UAV test bed Västervik
Operated by: Dronecentersweden.se
Location: Sweden

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
Dutch Drone Centre Aviolanda
Operated by: Assosiation Dutch Drone Centre Aviolanda
Location: the Netherlands

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
MOD
DroneCentre
Operated by: Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR
Location: the Netherlands

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
Thames Valley Arrow Drone Zone
Operated by: Altitude Angel
Location: UK

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Operational commercial drone corridor 
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Westcott 5G Step-out Centre
Operated by: Satellite Applications Catapult
Location: UK

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Aberporth Ranges
Operated by: Qinetiq
Location: UK

Services
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Cranfield NBEC
Operated by: Cranfield University Airport
Location: UK

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Felthorpe Airfield
Operated by: Global Drone Training
Location: UK

Services
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private individuals
Oxfordshire
Operated by: Oxfordshire County Council
Location: UK

Value propositions  
Name Scope Access
U-Space-UA Test Center
Operated by: National Aviation University in Ukraine
Location: Ukraine

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals
Name Scope Access
New York UAS Test Site
Operated by: NUAIR
Location: USA

Services
Laboratory simulation
System integration
Pre-operational flight trial
Value propositions
National bodies
EU institutions
Private European organisations
Private non-European organisations
Private individuals

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