On Sunday 1st December Saint Nicholas exchanged sunny Spain for a very cold Belgium and arrived by heli at DronePort.
Student members of Academics For Technology gathered at DronePort Campus for an introduction on drone technology and innovation.
On 12 November 2019, EUKA organized a second seminar on the new European drone legislation that is due to arrive in mid-2020. Skeyes also explained the latest version of the Droneguide platform. The entire session was filmed and can be consulted here.
On 13 June VKW Limburg Working Group Management reflected at DronePort on the impact of drones on future business operations.
Prof. dr. Dr. Pieter Vandekerkhof of the University of Hasselt presented the results of a research that was carried out by VLAIO and FIT to investigate the Flemish startup eco-system. After that, the startups Project Pura and Bullswap gave an explanation of their business model.
At Droneport, Proximus is experimenting with 4G antennas aimed at drone heights to be able to provide network coverage in the air in the long term. During the last DronePort Café, the network provider conducted a demonstration together with AIRobot.
Eight startups from the dronesector who have specific needs were given the opportunity to pitch for an audience that consisted of investors and coaches. With a number of startups, follow-up interviews have already been planned.
During his speech, President Luc Heylands announced that this working year @hoc will take part in the ‘BedrijvenNetwerkDagen’ in Expo Hasselt and they will put the transition from fruit region to the wine region Haspengouw in the spotlight to promote entrepreneurship in the region.
During the matchmaking event of the Flemish Drone Federation EUKA and Hogeschool PXL, around 30 companies were matched in the context of the ESF SWITCH project.