The drones and UAS industry has found a home. The concept of interaerial SOLUTIONS at INTERGEO is a winner. More than 130 exhibitors from 23 countries seized this opportunity to showcase their wares to the international audience gathered in Hamburg. From international corporations to start-ups, interaerial SOLUTIONS presented a tantalising programme for all. Kay Wackwitz from market researchers Droneii.com declares INTERGEO the ideal platform for the fledgling UAV sector:
“The market is absolutely exploding. More and more start-ups are jostling to find their own niche. interaerial SOLUTIONS covers the sector’s entire spectrum. And INTERGEO is the perfect medium for these companies to show off their skills – with the key applications still lying in surveying, inspection and monitoring of infrastructures and structures.”
Exhibitors and visitors alike at interaerial SOLUTIONS were well satisfied with the trade fair’s drone element. The mobile concept of interaerial SOLUTIONS in the INTERGEO environment was applauded by the exhibitors. This special format and the international flair guaranteed direct contact with customers!
From aerial photography to drones-as-a-service
Fields of application and upcoming trends were examined in panel discussions. Sector newcomer Intel chose the event to unveil its first ever drone – the Falcon 8+. The sector is surging onward and upward, despite the remaining legal uncertainties. interaerial SOLUTIONS hosted three days of debate on the future of drones as surveying and inspection devices, but also as the platform for aerial photography, as part of safety systems and even as a means of transportation. Platform concepts and drones-as-a-service are likely to become a reality.
Associations make good use of the interaerial SOLUTIONS platform
On the first day of interaerial SOLUTIONS, senior representatives from the associations UAV DACH, BUVUS and BVCP (the German Association of Copter Pilots) gathered to discuss Transport Minister Dobrindt’s recent draft regulation for the operation of unmanned aircraft.
Start-ups show what they’re made of
Six start-ups in the UAS sector pitted their business concepts against one another in an interaerial SOLUTIONS competition. These ranged from hardware projects, such as fixed-wing aircraft and Spice VR’s 360-degree camera drone, to drone-as-a-service ideas and an app-based solution. The winner was Wingcopter with its hybrid speed drone, which performs vertical take-offs and then quickly covers long distances as a fixed-wing aircraft. WINGTRA came a very close second with its impressive demonstration of a fixed-wing aircraft.