Virtual Event | 1-3 December 2020

Exhibition Theatre Programming

Commercial UAV Expo Europe is going virtual 2020! Learn more here

The Exhibition Theatre offers extensive educational programming outside the main conference program. It’s free and open to all registrants. 2020 programming will be announced in the Summer. Get a sense of what to expect by perusing last year’s programming below. 


11:00 - 12:30 | SESAR-JU Demonstration Projects

Moderated by Sebastian Babiarz, Head of Strategic Business Development, AirMap, Germany

11:00-11:15 SESAR-JU project Objectives Overview: Ludovic Legros, SESAR, Belgium

11:15-11:30 GOF USPACE – Finnish-Estonian Very Large U-space demonstration 2019: Jonas Stjernberg, Robots Expert Finland Ltd, Finland

11:30-11:45 DOMUS, UTM-ATM Integration: Federico Javier Viejo Acosta, Indra, Spain

11:45-12:00 GEOSAFE Project – Active Geofencing Supported by U-space: Audrey Guilloton, Thales, France

12:00-12:30 Q&A with Presenters

12:30 - 14:00 | Product Preview Presentations

Exhibiting companies will take to the Exhibition Theatre stage to share their product updates and latest solutions. These brief presentations will give you an idea of technological capabilities, use cases and more. Visit these vendors on the exhibition floor to learn more! 

12:30‐12:42 Inertial Sense
12:42‐12:54 Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
12:54‐13:06 Aeroscout GmbH
13:06‐13:18 Emlid
13:18‐13:30 Coverdrone
13:30‐13:42 eSmart Systems
13:42‐13:54 Embassy of The Republic of Poland in The Hague

14:00 - 15:30 | University Research Developments

Much of the innovation occurring in UAV/UAS is taking place at leading research and technical universities around the world. Universities specializing in UAV/UAS research will present case studies and research developments.

Moderated by Christian Janke, MSA & Dipl. Pol., Program Chair, Unmanned Systems Applications, College of Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Inspection of High Voltage Power Lines and the Detection and Recognition of Faulty Insulators Using Electro-Optical Sensors

The Computer Engineering Professorship is one among sixteen other professorships within the Faculty of Computer Science at the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany (TUC). Its primary research objectives focus on self-organizing systems, reconfigurable systems and robust embedded systems. One of the projects being undergone within the Professorship of Computer Engineering is the APOLI Project, which deals with the design and implementation of adaptive copter missions for civilian visual inspections, and especially for the inspection of high voltage power lines and the detection and recognition of faulty insulators using electro-optical sensors. During Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2019, the Computer Engineering professorship plans to show a live demonstration of its latest research results on autonomous and adaptive flying copter missions, where the flying control flow of a copter has been fully automated, allowing the copter to autonomously take off in the air, detect and recognize the insulators of interest, as well as take appropriate snapshots of the insulators, and finally land back to its initial position from where it started, without any needed intervention from the pilot/user.


Modular and Autonomous Aerial Robot and Docking Station Technology: Fully Operational 24/7 without any need for Human Intervention

Our research focuses on developing a modular and autonomous aerial robot and docking station technology that can be operational 24/7 without any need for human intervention. Our aerial robots range from mini (1kg) to mega (500kg) size robots. These aerial robots are able to autonomously navigate in indoor as well as outdoor environments, systematically explore region of interest, robustly and stably transport variable payloads, and physically and safely interact with an external environment to carry out task. The novel docking station technology is able to automatically replenish energy resources by charging or changing the battery of the aerial robots. This multipurpose, modular and easily transportable docking station enables the use of drones for as long as needed.

These technologies have been successfully applied in wide range of application areas including inspection & maintenance, agriculture, safety & security and logistic.


Increase Fixed-wing Performance through Passive Deflections Design of the Wings in Flight

We are the world experts in flexible wing design and analysis, with over 20 years’ experience in aeroelastic analysis, aircraft structures and multidisciplinary design optimisation. Our aim is to increase the performance of fixed-wing drones by designing the passive deflections of the wings in flight. Our research has demonstrated that aeroelastic design optimisation can:

• Increase the range, endurance and/or payload

• Increase the peak flight velocity

• Increase stability by damping-out the effects of gusts.

We have the tools and experience to take drone wing design to the next level. Come and talk to us. We are looking for industrial partners to develop and commercialize our tech.

15:30 - 17:00 | Start-up Presentations

Come hear about the latest UAV/UAS technology innovations and their commercial applications with AgroScout, Centre Drone Systeme Industriel, Keen AI, My Sky Delivery and more!

17:30 - 18:00 | 2019 Drone Hero Europe - Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2019 Drone Hero Europe contest will be announced by Jury Chairman Mark Vanlook – EUKA & DronePort.

Click here to find out more about the 2019 Drone Hero Europe Contest.


11:00 - 12:30 | SESAR-JU Demonstration Projects

Moderated by Marc Kegelaers, Global UTM Association & Unifly, Belgium

11:00-11:15 VUTURA Project: Henk Hesselink, NLR & SESAR/EUROCONTROL project, Netherlands

11:15-11:30 PODIUM Project: Peter Alty, EUROCONTROL, Belgium

11:30-11:45 SAFIR Project: Didier Venneman, Port of Antwerp, Belgium

11:45-12:00 SAFEDRONE Project: Antidio Viguria Jiménez, FADA-CATEC, Spain

12:00-12:30 Q&A with Presenters

12:30 - 13:00 | The Commercial Drone Market - Size and Forecast 2019-2025

Kay Wackwitz, CEO & Co-Founder, Drone Industry Insights, Germany

A comprehensive overview of the global drone market, DRONEII’s inaugural bottom-up market report dives deep into all the key trends surrounding the industry. The report is based on several months of research and years of DRONEII’s expertise in the field as a pioneering drone market research and consulting company. In addition to providing a technical overview of all hardware and software and services associated with drones, it breaks down drone markets by region and provides market trends and challenges to watch out for.

Kay Wackwitz is Drone Industry Insight’s (DRONEII) CEO and Co-Founder, a market research company for commercial drones. He has a degree in aeronautical engineering and more than 18 years of experience in manned and unmanned aviation.

13:00 - 13:30 | We as an Industry...

Micheal Thoss, Co-Founder, ethoss group, Germany

Jeremy Wigmore, Co-Founder, ethoss group, UK

The aim of this presentation is to challenge certain aspects of where the UAV/UAS industry is going and what we are doing to “promote” it, especially in light of events at airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow.

13:30 - 14:00 | Product Preview Presentations

Exhibiting companies will take to the Exhibition Theatre stage to share their product updates and latest solutions. These brief presentations will give you an idea of technological capabilities, use cases and more. Visit these vendors on the exhibition floor to learn more! 

13:30‐13:42 Coverdrone
13:42‐13:54 to be confirmed

14:00 - 15:30 | Innovation and R&D Presentations

Presentation details to come!

The Commercial UAV Event for:


Drone Delivery

Drone Delivery

Energy & Utilities

Forestry & Agriculture

Infrastructure & Transportation

Public Safety & Emergency Services


Surveying & Mapping


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