Flying Forward (Horizon 2020)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic


Flying Forward 2020 is a three-year collaborative research project that will develop a new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem aligned with the Digital Government Transformation (DGT) of countries in Europe that focus on incorporating Urban Air Mobility within the spatial data infrastructure of cities. Building and incorporating all related data from UAM infrastructures and operations within the digital infrastructure of cities will allow helping society to fly forward in a safe, secure and effective way to make life easier, cheaper and provide more opportunities by getting products faster and more efficiently within cities in Europe.

FF2020 offers an entire state-of-the-art spatial UAM ecosystem which includes a governance model and framework (interoperable and scalable); regulatory framework (machine readable and executable); geospatial digital infrastructure (technology agnostic digital toolbox); Identity of Things Scheme (identity framework for operators, drones and authorities); and interoperability frameworks (technical, semantic, legal, policy and organisational) – which fully comply with existing EU-regulation and yet challenges these regulations by providing new insights.

Grant: € 299,015.42

European Union H2020 - Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101006828
Degree of recognitionInternational