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Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation

DRONIADA FUTURE FORUM
by Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation
110/114 Krakowska Avenue
Warsaw, Poland

The conference will focus on future scenarios for the drone sector, real implementations, and drone operation planning. Additionally, we will discuss the technological, economic, and social challenges associated with this sector.

In response to the challenges – especially regulatory ones – facing the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry, we invite you to this exceptional event.

In Warsaw, the capital of Poland at the location of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation will take place conference fully dedicated to the drone sector. During panel discussions and presentations we will exchange experiences regarding the application of drones across various sectors. Our goal is to integrate the business, scientific, legislations bodies, governmental institutions and city authorities to develop scenarios for the growth of the drone sector. We aim to present insights into crucial topics for the drone market from economic, social, and technological perspectives. We invite all drone stakeholders: suppliers and recipients of drone services drone manufacturers, unmanned technology providers, representatives from various business sectors, as well as city officials, regulators, and airspace managers for co-creation of the UAS ecosystem.

Thematic Scope:

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and the Mikromakro Institute Foundation in partnership have prepared a unique event for the drone industry. We invite you on May 24, 2024, to the premises of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation in Warsaw. The entire day will be filled with useful knowledge about the UAS sector complemented by discussions on future vision. We will move from analyzing global trends to foresights dedicated to four sectors of the Polish market. You will find answers to specific questions regarding drone missions. We will discuss real challenges of the market and opportunities for its development. We will present showcase of companies that implement UAS in their business operations. We will show you cooperation among different entities aimed at solving specific business problems. There will be combination of inspiration by the sector knowledge with great networking.

The conference will address the subject of the drone sector from three altitude levels:

  • In the first part, we will consider what can be seen from 10,000 meters? We will discuss global megatrends, and in an international panel, we will showcase the stages of advanced air mobility development – drone taxis in cities.
  • In the second part, we will show what can be seen from 500 meters? We will summarize foresights for four sectors of the UAS market: Transport and Logistics, Monitoring, Inspection, Security, Precision Agriculture, and Search and Rescue Services.
  • In the third part, we will focus on what can be seen from 120 meters, including procedures, regulations, and access to airspace, thus addressing how to execute specific drone missions.

What will the conference cover?

I. What can be seen from an altitude of 10,000 meters? Megatrends.

A panel with international guests: "Advanced Air Mobility and Beyond: Where We Are and What Remains of the Future's Vision? Navigating the Economic, Social, and Technological Challenges." In an international panel setting, we will conduct a debate that, in addition to optimism about the future development of air taxis or Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), aims to identify the real implementation potential for the here and now. We will define technological, economic, and social challenges. We want to collectively reconsider usage scenarios. What is the real level of technological and business readiness? And most importantly, what is the level of social acceptance by city residents? Are metropolises ready to take responsibility for airspace and manage the third dimension of the city?

II. What can be seen from an altitude of 500 meters? Future scenarios for the drone market.

Since the beginning of 2024, in partnership with Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and the Mikromakro Institute Foundation, which organizes Droniada and publishes drone market reports, foresights for the UAS market have been conducted (link). Why did we choose foresight? It is a forecast aimed at indicating future needs, opportunities, and threats related to industry development in technological, economic, and social aspects. With a particular emphasis on the consequences of regulatory changes and current and potential drone usage scenarios. It is a tool for determining the stage of development of the Polish drone market, including the challenges it faces. UAS foresight also serves to program a future beneficial to the sector together with market participants. We invite you to summarize strategic discussions held during the first UAS foresight in Poland. Representatives from four different UAS sectors have developed variants of possible UAS applications and, based on their experience, indicated places for drone innovation implementation. Strategic conclusions regarding future scenarios for the drone market will be presented in the 500 m module - Foresights for 4 UAS market sectors:

  1. Logistics and Transport.
  2. Monitoring and Inspection.
  3. Precision Agriculture and Environmental Protection.
  4. Search and Rescue (SAR) Services.
III. What can be seen from an altitude of 120 meters? How to execute a drone mission?

In this part, we will present the perspective of airspace managers and regulations related to issuing permits for drone operations. We will discuss what drone operators should pay attention to when preparing for a drone mission. We will particularly focus on how to apply for a special category flight permit using the SORA methodology and address the certification of drones and assigning classes from C0 to C6. We will present the perspective of critical infrastructure managers and showcase technologies supporting the UAS sector's development. Finally, we will summarize the conference with a discussion on the technological and business advancement of Polish drone companies in 2024.

Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 AM

REGISTRATION. Welcome coffee

9:00 – 10:40 Session I

What can be seen from 10,000 meters? Global megatrends.

Łukasiewicz – ILOT. Support for the UAV sector.

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Welcome speech


Elżbieta Mrozek
, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation
Sławomir Kosieliński, Mikromakro Institute Foundation

Opening speeches

9:05– 9:15 AM

Paweł Stężycki, PhD, Director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

9:15– 9:25 AM

Magdalena Jaworska, CEO of Polish Air Navigation Services Agency

9:25– 9:35 AM

Paweł Szymański, Director of Unmanned Aircraft Department, Civil Aviation Authority

Advanced Air Mobility and Beyond. International panel

9:35 – 9:45 AM

“Why is it worth doing international projects in the drone sector? Introduction to the panel.”

 

Beata Lubos, PhD, Director of the International Cooperation and Research Excellence Center, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

9:45 – 10:40 AM

“Advanced Air Mobility and Beyond: Where We Are and What Remains of the Future’s Vision? Navigating the Economic, Social, and Technological Challenges”. International panel.

 

Panel will be led by: Sylwester Wyka, deputy director for research, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

 

Adriana Witkowska, Metropolis GZM, Poland
Oskar Lara Rapp PhD, COO, CRISALION Mobility, Spain

Nabil Hagag, DLR, Senior Advisor in Advance Air Mobility Institute, Germany
Sebastian Babiarz, Head Of Airspace Innovation – Europe, Drone Up, USA
Bartosz Dziugieł,  Senior research specialist Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

10:40 – 11:00 AM

Networking coffee break

10:40 – 11:00 AM

Tour of the Laboratories – Slot I – reservations are required

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Session II

What can be seen from 500 meters? Foresight, or scenarios for the future of the drone market.

11:00 – 11:05 AM

“Foresight – scenarios for the future of the drone market, or what can be seen beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)?”

 

Moderators:
Elżbieta Mrozek, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation
Sławomir Kosieliński, Mikromakro Institute Foundation

11:05 – 11:30 AM

Foresight 1. Logistics and transportation.

 

Michał Zawadzak, Editor in Chief of Świat Dronów, Farada Group, Polish Chamber of Unmanned Systems
Rafał Łuczak, IT and Impementation Manager ESA Logistika
Bartosz Dziugieł, PhD Eng., Senior research specialist Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation
Anna Mazur, Manager of Certification Body Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Foresight 2. Monitoring, inspection, security.

 

Rafał Lipiński, Head of the Property Records and Arrangements Section, Polska Spółka Gazownictwa
Paweł Wójcik, Business Development Director, SkySnap
Karol Rotchimmel, MSc. Eng., Head of the Remote Sensing Tools Development Section, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation
Przemysław Obłoza, Project manager KP DRONE

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Foresight 3. Precision agriculture.

 

Justyna Siekierczak, AeroMind CEO, Vice-chair of Polish Unmanned Systems Chamber
Konrad Czarnecki, Owner of droniq.pl, Owner of dronywrolnictwie.pl
Marcin Spiralski, MSc., Head of the Remote Sensing Services Section, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Foresight 4. Search and Rescue (SAR).

 

Adrian Słowikowski, Main Police Staff of the Police Headquarters, National Coordinator for unmanned aerial vehicles in the Police
Sergiusz Parszowski, President of the Management Board of the Security Observatory, Owner of Instin.pl
Grzegorz Trzeciak, Director of the Unmanned Technologies Center, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Tour of the Laboratories – Slot II – reservations are required

2:00 – 4:00 PM Session III

What can be seen from a height of 120 meters? How to carry out a drone mission?

2:00 – 2:10 PM

Emitel SA. Panel opening.

 

 

Maciej Staszak, Vice-President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A., Sales Director

Perspective of critical infrastructure managers.

2:10 – 2:40 PM

Jerzy Godek, Member of the Management Board of Emitel S.A., Director of the Technology Division
Andrzej Zieliński, Orange Innovation Poland, R&D Expert, Faculty of the Artificial Intelligence Competence Center

Andrzej Krast, Head of the Aviation Department at the Security Departament of Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.


Commentator:

Paweł Szymański, Director of Unmanned Aircraft Department, Civil Aviation Authority

Moderators:
Elżbieta Mrozek, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation
Sławomir Kosieliński, Mikromakro Institute Foundation

Perspective of airspace organizers.

2:40 – 3:00 PM

Maciej Włodarczyk, Head of UTM and UAV Operations Development Center, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency
Sławomir Trejda, Head of the Unmanned Aircraft Departament, Department of Aviation, Ministry of Instrastructure


Moderators:
Elżbieta Mrozek, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation
Sławomir Kosieliński, Mikromakro Institute Foundation

Technological perspective.

3:00 – 3:20 PM

How Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation supports UAV sector development?

 

Grzegorz Trzeciak, Director of the Unmanned Technologies Center, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

3:20 – 3:40 PM

What is the level of technological and business advancement of Polish drone companies in 2024? Kowal Index.

 

Sławomir Kosieliński, CEO of Mikromakro Institute Foundation, Creator of Droniada, Editor of reports on the Polish drone market

3:40 – 4:00 PM

Technical break

3:40 – 4:00 PM

Tour of the Laboratories – Slot III – reservations are required

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Matchmaking. Room No. 4

“Advanced Air Mobility and Beyond: Where We Are and What Remains of the Future’s Vision? Navigating the Economic, Social, and Technological Challenges”

This AAM sector is characterized by extremely conflicting positions. On the one hand, there is enthusiasm, accompanied by billions of dollars in investment, while on the other hand, there is a belief that AAM/UAM is on the verge of becoming a speculative bubble. Have we really invested too much in this sector compared to its societal and economic benefits? Is technology keeping pace with the promises of the future’s vision? What can be done to gain societal acceptance for these solutions?

We want to initiate a debate that go beyond optimism for the future development of the AAM sector. We would like to identify the real implementation potential here and now. We invite you to honestly assess technological, economic, and social challenges. Together, in the debate, let’s consider whether it is time to redefine usage scenarios of AAM? What is actually the real level of technological and business readiness? And most importantly, what is the level of societal acceptance among city residents? Are metropolises ready to take responsibility for airspace above and manage the city’s third dimension? Can we dare to synthesize and redefine AAM?

Conference will be opened by

Paweł Stężycki, PhD Eng.

Director of Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation

Conference moderators

Elżbieta Mrozek

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Sławomir Kosieliński

Mikromakro Institute Foundation

Speakers

Sylwester Wyka, PhD Eng.

Deputy Director for Research
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Beata Lubos

Director of the International Cooperation and Research Excellence Center
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Grzegorz Trzeciak

Director of the Unmanned Technologies Center
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Magdalena JaworskaMaćkowiak

CEO of Polish Air Navigation Services Agency

Sebastian Babiarz

Head of Airspace Innovation for Europe at DroneUp
Co-President at GUTMA

Maciej Staszak

Vice-President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A., Sales Director

Jerzy Godek

Member of the Management Board of Emitel S.A., Director of the Technology Division

Paweł Szymański

Director of Unmanned Aircraft Department
Civil Aviation Authority

Marcin Spiralski, MSc.

Head of the Remote Sensing Services Section
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Bartosz Dziugieł, PhD Eng.

Senior research specialist
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Karol Rotchimmel, MSc. Eng.

Head of the Remote Sensing Tools Development Section
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Anna Mazur, MSc. Eng.

Manager of Certification Body
Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation

Rafał Łuczak

IT and Impementation Manager
ESA Logistika

Justyna Siekierczak

AeroMind CEO
Vice-chair of Polish Unmanned Systems Chamber

Konrad Czarnecki

Owner of droniq.pl
Owner of dronywrolnictwie.pl

Rafał Lipiński

Head of the Property Records and Arrangements Section
Polska Spółka Gazownictwa

Maciej Włodarczyk

Head of UTM and UAV Operations Development Center
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency.

Paweł Wójcik

Business Development Director
SkySnap

Sergiusz Parszowski

President of the Management Board of the Security Observatory
Owner of Instin.pl

Oskar Lara Rapp

COO, CRISALION Mobility

Nabil Hagag

Senior Advisor in Advance Air Mobility Institute
DLR

Adriana Witkowska

Coordinator of the implementation of International Development and Research Projects
Chief Specialist in the Department of Socio-Economic Development and Cooperation Metropolis GZM

Sławomir Trejda

Head of the Unmanned Aircraft Departament
Department of Aviation
Ministry of Instrastructure

Przemysław Obłoza

Project manager
KP DRONE

Andrzej Krast

Head of the Aviation Department at the Security Department of Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A

Andrzej Zieliński

Orange Innovation Poland, R&D Expert, Faculty of the Artificial Intelligence Competence Center

Adrian Słowikowski

Main Police Staff of the Police Headquarters, National Coordinator for unmanned aerial vehicles in the Police

Laboratory Visits:

Invitation to research laboratory tours during DRONIADA FUTURE FORUM 2024

Dear Attendees,

We cordially invite you to participate in tours of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation laboratories, organized as part of the DRONIADA FUTURE FORUM 2024 event. During these tours, you will have the opportunity to explore the modern research and technological facilities of our institute. The tours will be conducted in both Polish and English.

Laboratories to Visit:

  1. Environmental Testing Laboratory (more information): This laboratory focuses on the impact of various environmental factors on aviation materials and structures. Here, you will see modern testing methods that contribute to the development of safe and durable aviation and unmanned technologies.
  2. Composite Technologies Center (more information): Specializing in the research and development of advanced composite materials used in aviation. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the production and testing processes of these materials.
  3. Hybrid Propulsion Laboratory (more information): Dedicated to the research of modern hybrid propulsion systems, which are crucial for the future of ecological aviation. During the visit, you will be able to see various projects and prototypes of hybrid propulsion systems.
  4. Aerodynamic Tunnel and Anechoic Chamber (more information): Two unique research facilities that enable the testing of the aerodynamics and acoustics of structures. The aerodynamic tunnel allows for the study of air resistance, while the anechoic chamber is used for testing noise levels.

Registration for Tours:

To participate in the tours, please sign up through the online platform. Registration is necessary to ensure comfort and safety for all participants.

Links for tour registration:

NOTE! Participants may join all three tours. During one tour, the group visits only one of the four laboratories. Please select your preferred time slot and laboratory during registration. The number of spots is limited.

We look forward to your registrations!

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: rsvp@ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl
Tel. +48 690 291 349

Who is the conference intended for?

As the drone ecosystem consists of many stakeholders, we invite all market participants and individual sectors where drone services bring value:

What are the benefits of participating?

Matchmaking event – Jumpstarting international projects – Horizon Europe

The matchmaking event is designed for participants seeking partners to realize their own projects and obtain financing. The Horizon Europe program provides substantial funding for research and development projects, but it is designated for international consortia. And that’s where matchmaking can help! During the event, 4 thematic tables will be organized, focusing on the key branches of drone sector development:

  1. Logistics and transport.
  2. Monitoring and inspection.
  3. Precision agriculture and environmental protection.
  4. Search and Rescue (SAR) services.

For Whom?

Companies, R&D Institute and others organization:

Benefits

Agenda:

16:00-16:10 – Event Opening, International Cooperation in Horizon Europe

16:10-16:55 – Matchmaking tables

16:55-17:00 – Event Closure

Separate registration is required for the matchmaking event:

https://iawl.edu.pl/droniada-future-forume-2024-matchmaking-eng/

To participate in the matchmaking event, you must register for the conference.

Industry Contact Point – Smart and Clean Mobility

The event is organized by the Industry Contact Point – Smart and Clean Mobility. As part of support for entrepreneurs, we offer individual consultations for interested entities, during which we assist in selecting appropriate calls and identifying potential project partners. We encourage you to contact us at:

Oskar.lubinski@ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl 

Continuation of 2023 conference

In 2023, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation hosted 200 representatives of the drone sector from Poland and Europe at the “Urban Air Mobility. Way forward. How to get ready for the drone revolution?” (learn more).

Specifics of the Polish drone market:

Since 2013, Poland has had fairly reasonable and liberal aviation laws defining the rules for using airspace, allowing for a variety of drone operations. Over the past ten years, the domestic market has developed by testing UAS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flights in accordance with regulations. This has led to the accumulation of knowledge and competencies that have served as the foundation for the industry's development, including applications in medical transport, remote sensing, photogrammetry, precision agriculture, forest monitoring, inspections in the energy and construction sectors, and support for rescue services. In this way, the beginnings of drone segments and actively operating companies providing services to this business sector have emerged. Today, we are not only discussing the potential for UAS development but also talking about a very young and already active market in Poland.

Is the Polish drone market at a critical moment?

As Sylwester Wyka, Deputy Director for Research at the Łukasiewicz - Institute of Aviation, said:

“The market for unmanned aerial vehicles is at a pivotal moment. On the one hand, it is characterized by great potential, including opportunities for use in various industry sectors. On the other hand, since January 1, 2024, flights in the special category can only be conducted by drones equipped with an active and current remote identification system, and the execution of operations in accordance with standard scenarios (STS) becomes possible. Furthermore, there are certifying institutions operating in Poland that have undergone audits but cannot receive notification. For us, it is important for the drone sector to engage in dialogue and collectively develop solutions and recommendations regarding the most optimal development paths. Droniada Future Forum by Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation is an opportunity for meeting and exchanging knowledge and experiences for all participants in the drone sector. I invite you to our headquarters in Warsaw and wish you fruitful discussions and business meetings”.

How does Łukasiewicz – ILOT support the development of the Polish UAS sector?

At the Łukasiewicz - Institute of Aviation, we see significant potential in this sector, and we also develop unmanned technologies as one of our strategic areas. In Poland, a thriving UAS sector can emerge, and there is an opportunity to build a competitive advantage on a EU and global scale. The industry is in the early stages of development, but favorable aviation laws since 2013 have helped shape the subsectors of the market. We would like the UAS industry to perceive Łukasiewicz – ILOT as an entity that creates added value by supporting the development of the drone ecosystem in Poland. We encourage you to engage in the foresight creation process, to join participants in the UAS sector and experts who have been working from January to July on developing scenarios for the development of the drone market, aiming to indicate future needs, opportunities, and threats associated with the industry's development in aspects such as technology, legal regulations, business models, and social acceptance.

Drone market in Poland
One of the elements that allows you to take a broader look at the entire drone market is the industry report "The Storm. Drone Market in Poland. Edition 2024" of the Mikromakro Institute Foundation and the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, which is the title partner of the publication and research. The report was prepared after the January debate in the European Parliament on the future of the UAV sector. Its aim is to present the specificity of the Polish market that has been operating for years to a wide international audience. It presents the UAV industry at a critical moment of entry into force of EU regulations, which may slow down the development of innovation and the outflow of intellectual capital to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. You can download the report here. DOWNLOAD RAPORT

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Organizational information contact
Łukasiewicz – ILOT
rsvp@ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl
+48 690 291 349

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