The UFO project is an H2020 programme dedicated to supporting the development of innovative products and services by integrating Small Flying Objects (SFOs: drones, high altitude platforms systems, small satellites), with Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in a number of sectors including the exploitation of environmental resources and climate change. More information here https://www.ufoproject.eu/.
On January 20 we are hosting a matchmaking event to help organisations find suitable partners to apply for 60K euros in funding for feasibility studies and demonstrators. If you like to participate, please register here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/initiate-prepare-and-boost-your-ufo-project-proposal-tickets-135692785775.
This is a fantastic opportunity for this community to engage with SMEs across Europe to develop wildlife-friendly products. One project we discussed in the ideation event we held in December was to develop a community-based drone monitoring system for in-shore fisheries. Something I would have loved to work in when helped to build a LMMA in Cambodia.
The business community needs the expertise and network of conservation practitioners and your participation in the matchmaking event are very welcomed.
Please do get in touch with me if you require further information.
Disclosure: This programme is only available to registered European based SMEs and third-sector organisations. Individuals may not apply.