2016 has been a very exciting year for the Belgian drone industry. The new legislation enables drone flights, the first pilots received their licenses and a lot of drone start-ups saw and grabbed business opportunities in this industry. For EUKA it was also a special year: the Flemish government recognized us as drone cluster for Flanders. 2017 promises even more excitement.
Philippe Muyters and Tom Willemen launch EUKA
On 21st February 2017, Tom Willemen, ceo of Willemen Group, and Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport presented the Flemish drone cluster EUKA to the public. The non-profit association has recently been recognized by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship as Innovative Entrepreneurs Network. EUKA wants to put the drone industry in Flanders on the (world) map. During this press conference the Minister took pictures on site (reconstruction of R4 in Rieme-Ertvelde) with a drone.
The Construction Industry sets the tone: community working group kicks off!
The Flemish drone cluster EUKA was presented to the public via a press conference during which the importance of this new technology was highlighted: “Drones offer a lot of economic opportunities to a large variety of industries.” At the same time EUKA kicked off the Flemish drone community. The honor was for the construction industry to take off with the construction community, which will connect construction and drone companies, via the Construction Federation together with EUKA.
Put your company in the spotlight!
Mark these 3 events on your calendar. On May 4th there is ‘Drones in Construction’ in Sint-Truiden, on June 15th the ‘Internet of Things Convention’ welcomes us in Mechelen, and from June 20th till 22ndthe ‘Commercial UAV Expo’ takes place in Brussels. You can find a complete overview in our online calendar. Use these opportunities to put your company in the spotlight via a presentation, interactive booth or a spectacular demo. You can register here.
Are you the Drone Hero we are looking for?
Via the Drone Hero Contest 2017 EUKA wants to put innovative drone companies in the spotlight and connect them with potential customers and/or partners. Drone companies from all over Europe will compete for the awards.
De Drone Hero-contest will take place during the Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Brussels. Winners receive all-access ticket and/or free booth at the American Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas!