Due to the challenging environment presented by COVID-19 and in line with current Government restrictions on social interaction and group gatherings, it is with enormous regret that the IMechE has taken the difficult decision to cancel the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft) Challenge ‘fly off’ event on 17-20 June 2020, at the BMFA site in Buckminster.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank teams, volunteers and sponsors for all the efforts that has been invested in the 2020 competition. We appreciate that months of team work have already been invested in the competition and admire the hard work and dedication that has gone into the innovation and design of the UAS. The UAS Challenge organising committee is currently consulting with teams and considering possible ways in which we can recognise the work that has been completed to date by still awarding a number of the prizes.
While the IMechE UAS Challenge have cancelled the physical event they are keen to arrange parts of the competition online (the Dragons Den presentations and submission of posters). As yet they haven’t yet decided how it will be managed, they are just in the middle of discussing options with teams to understand what suits them better.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank teams, volunteers and sponsors for all the efforts that have been invested in the 2020 competition. We look forward to welcoming teams back in 2021!
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please feel free to get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st March 2020