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Welcome to the ARPAS-UK News page, where we bring you the latest information from the industry, both inside and outside of ARPAS-UK.

New Funding Competition Round on Enabling and Emerging Technologies

12th February 2018

New Funding Competition Round on Enabling and Emerging Technologies UK businesses and apply for projects in areas enabling capabilities, including electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP), robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), for projects between £35K and £2million.  The closing date is 28th March 2018. Read more

Artificial Intelligence for Infrastructure Systems: London Event, 28th March 2018

12th February 2018

Artificial Intelligence for Infrastructure Systems: London Event, 28th March 2018 This event will bring together stakeholders from the construction sector, city challenge owners (local authorities), infrastructure providers, Digital Built Britain practitioners, thought leaders and innovators from the AI community in order to unpack the opportunity portfolio. Read more

Five UK Cities Selected to Develop Future of Drone Operations

12th February 2018

Five UK Cities Selected to Develop Future of Drone Operations Five pioneering cities have been chosen to participate in the Nesta Flying High Challenge to design how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs. Bradford, London, Preston, Southampton and the West Midlands will now work with the Flying High team. ...

ARPAS-UK Publication in Government Business Magazine:

12th February 2018

ARPAS-UK Publication in Government Business Magazine ARPAS-UK Publication in Government Business Magazine: An article by ARPAS-UK on “Drones in Government and Public Services” has been showcased in Government Business Magazine. Read more

EASA publishes “Opinion No 01/2018 – Introduction of Regulatory Framework for the Operation of UAS in the Open and Specific Categories”

12th February 2018

EASA publishes “Opinion No 01/2018 – Introduction of Regulatory Framework for the Operation of UAS in the Open and Specific Categories” EASA publishes “Opinion No 01/2018 – Introduction of Regulatory Framework for the Operation of UAS in the Open and Specific Categories”.:  The long-awaited Opinion from EASA was published on 7th February.  Read more:

ICAReS Demonstration Day 16/03/2018

5th February 2018

ICAReS Demonstration Day 16/03/2018 ICAReS, the remote sensing innovation cluster, is holding a demonstration day with keynote speakers on 16th March 2018 in Woensdrecht, NL. ICAReS develops a cross-border and collaborative innovation cluster and creates the necessary conditions for innovation in the field of remote sensing and advanced data communication and processing for the sectors ...

The Drone Community for Construction Inaugural Meeting: 25th January 2018

22nd January 2018

The Drone Community for Construction Inaugural Meeting, 25th January 2018 The Drone Community for Construction Inaugural Meeting, 25th January 2018: COMIT is holding its inaugural drone community meeting on 25th January 2018 for those active in the drone space as a construction user, a provider of drone services or a manufacturer of drone equipment. Read ...

CAA Publish CAP1627- Drone Safety Risk: An assessment

22nd January 2018

CAA Publish CAP 1627-Drone SafetyRisk: AN assessment. The CAA have published CAP 1627, reviewing the unintentional safety risk of UAV usage. At the time of writing there have been seven confirmed cases of direct in flight contact between drones and civil or military manned aircraft worldwide. There have been no known collisions between small drones ...

ARPAS-UK and the NFRC Improving Safety in the Roofing Industry

17th January 2018

ARPAS-UK and the NFRC Improving Safety in the Roofing Industry A formal memorandum of understanding, the culmination of a year’s work, has been agreed between ARPAS-UK and the UK’s National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). In recent years, ARPAS-UK and the NFRC have seen the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (colloquially known as drones) ...

MAJOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

15th January 2018

MAJOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES As part of its Industrial Strategy, the Government has announced a major funding opportunity for the UK’s creative industries, with the potential for a £33m challenge fund. Read more:

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