DroneKnowledge – Towards knowledge based export of small UAS remote sensing technology (DroneKnowledge)

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Funder's project number1711/31/2016

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 363 000,00

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Project timetable

Project start date25/01/2017

Project end date31/12/2018


DroneKnowledge is a joint proposal of top reach institutes and companies in Finland in the field of drone remote sensing. Project’s fundamental objective is to investigate next generation of drone remote sensing technologies in order to help Finnish companies to make a breakthrough in global markets. It combines the Challenge Finland Phase 1 projects DroneKnowledge and AGRI_EAGLE. Collaborators cover most important phases of the value chain of drone remote sensing. Members of the research consortium are the DroneFinland-group at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute in National Land Survey of Finland (FGI) (www.dronefinland.fi;@dronefinland), University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematical Information Technology (JYU), Natural Resources Institute Finland, Green Technology Unit (LUKE) and VTT Technical Center. Duration of the research project is 1.1.2017-31.12.2018. Total cost of the research project is 3 M€ and the applied Tekes contribution is 1.8 M€. Nine leading Finnish drone-related companies, several of which are either already in the global markets or aiming at entering the international markets have agreed to submit their company proposals; value of the company proposals is approximately 6 M€. Furthermore, seven important companies from the field will support the project with valuable inkind contributions. This indicates strong confidence of the Finnish industry to the commercial potential to the offered solutions as well to the consortium.

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