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17 mei, 2024

Flanders Investment & Trade visits DronePort to discuss a promising collaboration

This week, DronePort welcomed Michel Hofman and Piet Demunter from Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). The visit marked a significant step towards enhancing the collaboration between DronePort and FIT, focusing on attracting global companies to DronePort's innovative ecosystem and supporting local companies in expanding their export capabilities.

A Fruitful Visit

Michel Hofman and Piet Demunter were given a comprehensive presentation by Ward Decaluwe, CEO of DronePort. The presentation highlighted DronePort’s cutting-edge facilities and its role as a Living Lab for Advanced Air Mobility and Autonomous Systems. The discussions also explored potential strategies for attracting international businesses and supporting existing companies in exporting their products and services.

Hofman and Demunter expressed their gratitude for the presentation and the opportunity for exchange, noting their eagerness to support DronePort in attracting global companies to its innovative ecosystem. They also emphasized their commitment to helping the companies already present at DronePort to export their products and services. “We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) to develop DronePort as a Living Lab for Advanced Air Mobility and Autonomous Systems,” responded Ward Decaluwe.

Strengthening collaboration

The visit underscored the mutual commitment to fostering innovation and growth within the UAS and advanced air mobility sectors. DronePort and FIT plan to leverage their combined expertise to create an environment that not only attracts international companies but also supports local enterprises in reaching global markets. By showcasing DronePort’s state-of-the-art facilities and innovative projects, the collaboration aims to draw businesses from around the world to join this dynamic ecosystem. FIT is open to support to companies based at DronePort, helping them navigate international markets and increase their export potential.

Looking ahead

This visit marks the first steps towards an exciting partnership between DronePort and Flanders Investment & Trade. Both parties are enthusiastic about the opportunities this future collaboration will bring, fostering a thriving ecosystem for advanced air mobility and autonomous systems. As DronePort continues to develop and expand, the support from FIT will be instrumental in realizing its vision of becoming a global hub for innovation in the UAS industry.

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Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

In 2023, the MoU ‘Indiana – Flanders’ was signed at the Governor’s office in Indianapolis, setting the stage for regional collaboration and innovation. Recently, Governor Eric Holcomb visited Flanders to meet with Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon and key leaders in autonomous driving and AI, hosted by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Our CEO, Ward Decaluwe, presented DronePort’s mission and vision, showcasing the potential of our business park for local and international companies eager to grow in these expanding markets.

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