CRIAQ is actively involved in the organization of this event and invites operators and manufacturers involved in the field of drones to participate.

The rise of autonomous flight is the subject of this year’s edition of the Canadian German Competition (CCG) – an innovative technology, of growing economic importance and a complex subject from a legal and political point of view. The term autonomous flight is a broad term that refers to flying an air vehicle with little or no intervention from a pilot or operator. A popular example (with different degrees of range) is a drone, the familiar term for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The main focus of this year’s CCG will be on drones, their applications and the infrastructure in which UAVs are integrated. As we aim to understand the full scope of unmanned air systems (UAS), we invite speakers and participants to place the topic in a broader perspective. The introduction of vehicles not equipped in the air requires, for example, technological progress, it highlights the status quo in airspace management and operations but also raises social and environmental issues.

CCG 2017 will study the approaches of Germany and Canada to support the development of unmanned aerial infrastructure. We will compare regulatory initiatives that pave the way for the introduction of autonomous commercial services in airspace and examine economic opportunities for commercial applications related to UAVs, according to the following pillars:

  • Technological cooperation – Existing industrial and research collaboration and areas of expansion
  • Commercialization and entrepreneurial ecosystems – Business models and economic opportunities for the growth of new and related commercial ecosystems
  • Airspace models – Approaches to introduce unmanned air infrastructure
  • Regulatory and safety aspects – Comparison of German and Canadian legislation and legislative initiatives
  • Social and environmental impact – social acceptance and benefit

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