UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

Hans Heerkens

UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Assistant Professor, University of Twente / Chairman, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, at  Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For years, UCA have been in silent development. Now, the first operational UCA services are about to start. But while small companies often initiate innovations, large organizations are needed to spread them. UCA infrastructure is a public good, and the recognition of this will help to determine the competitive power of operators and of countries and regions. Continue reading “UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”

Press announcement on UCA initiative by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands Aerospace Centre and University of Twente during Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

UCA Initiative

Press announcement on UCA initiative by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and University of Twente during Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft have the future. They offer logistic breakthroughs and a number of new business models. However, introduction of unmanned cargo aircraft also encounters many hurdles. Research and development is needed in areas like logistics, technology, infrastructure, legislation, social effects and security. Continue reading “Press announcement on UCA initiative by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands Aerospace Centre and University of Twente during Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference”

Advance the development of UCA by identifying the opinion of shippers about UCA – Presented by Nathalie Koopman, University of Twente

Advance the development of UCA by identifying the opinion of shippers about UCA – Presented by Nathalie Koopman, University of Twente at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which takes place on June 14, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

During this presentation, I will tell you more about my bachelor graduation assignment by presenting the first results of the first survey. The first survey that is conducted is about the current transportation needs and the transportation barriers that shippers may experience. Furthermore, I will also tell something about the second survey that will be conducted. The surveys that will be conducted are used to answer the research question of my bachelor graduation assignment is: What is the opinion of the members of the shipper’s councils about the possibilities and the limitations of UCA to fulfil their future transportation needs?

About Nathalie Koopman
Currently I am studying Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Twente. My bachelor graduation assignment is about UCA and therefore I will give a presentation about it at this conference. Continue reading “Advance the development of UCA by identifying the opinion of shippers about UCA – Presented by Nathalie Koopman, University of Twente”

Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies, University of Twente is partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), University of Twente, is partner of the Unmanned Aircraft Conference, which will take place on 26 May 2016 at Twente Safety Campus in Enschede, The Netherlands. IGS will also exhibit at the conference.

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"Drones and the Search for Responsible Innovation" – Presented by Irna van der Molen, University of Twente / Twente Safety & Security

Drones and UAVs have enormous potential in transport and logistics, for inspections of infrastructure, industry, or buildings; in entertainment and photography; in emergency response, and in the security domain. Despite the economic and societal potential, the use of drones and UAVs also raise political and public debate. Questions on privacy, on safety and security, or liability are inevitable and legitimate questions. What are the potential future implications of drone technology on human beings, social practices, and society? Can we think of a precautionary legal and ethical framework that connect drone design, use and policy with our values? When is innovation responsible innovation? This presentation addresses these issues, and will actively engage the audience in sharing experiences.

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Vision of Future: "What the Internet did for immaterial goods, the unmanned cargo aircraft will do for material goods"

”What the Internet did for immaterial goods, the unmanned cargo aircraft will do for material goods,” predicts Dr. Hans Heerkens from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at University of Twente, Netherlands. Continue reading “Vision of Future: "What the Internet did for immaterial goods, the unmanned cargo aircraft will do for material goods"”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft and the University of Twente

The University of Twente, Department of Industrial Engineering & Business Information Systems, is working together with organizations in Europe and the U.S. to stimulate the development, operation and support of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA). It does this within the framework of the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA), the chair of which is held by the UT. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft and the University of Twente”

The list of the international speakers at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

A seminar program you can’t afford to miss!

  • Julian Hasinski, Senior Expert, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Robin Garrity, Air Traffic Management Expert, SESAR Ju
  • Peter Obeysekere, Senior Partner, Aviation Consulting Group – UK
  • Alex Chong, Principal Lecturer , University of South Wales
  • Hans Heerkens, Assistent Professor, University of Twente
  • Douglas DeMaio, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Microdrones GmbH
  • Boudewijn Roddenhof, Major, Royal Netherlands Airforce
  • Rob Hagmeijer, General Manager, Key Codes B.V.
  • Adriaan de Graaff, Director, AD Cuenta BV
  • René Wiegers, R&D Engineer, National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)

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