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European strategic cluster partnership to go international for UAV SMEs
PRESTIGIOUS

CUTULLIC
R&T manager

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Summary and objectives

The purpose of PRESTIGIOUS is to reinforce the competitiveness of SMEs in the field of drones thanks to the contribution of four European partners: Andalucia Aerospace (Spain), Cluster Drones Paris Region (France), NAE (France) and SKYWIN (Belgium).

Drones represent an emerging market (valued at $18.14 billion in 2017, with an annual growth rate of 14 %). It is mainly led by SMEs, which are not sufficiently structured and which do not have the support necessary to take full advantage of international opportunities. 

PRESTIGIOUS will work in close collaboration with European clusters to provide SMEs with dedicated, tailor-made support in terms of internationalization. PRESTIGIOUS will target two of the market segments with high growth potential for European SMEs: Inspection and Safety, in the form of VLOS (visual line of sight ) and BVLOS applications (beyond visual line of sight ). The project will focus on opportunities in four non-European countries (Chile, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Canada).

Results expected

PRESTIGIOUS will implement four main actions:

  • The assessment of the value chain for drones in Europe, in order to identify the strengths of European SMEs;
  • The organization of three information missions to non-European countries in order to establish contact with other clusters and to identify potential end users outside Europe;
  • The supply of individual support for European SMEs and the organization of training seminars for the transfer of information;
  • Finally, the preparation of a joint internationalization strategy and an implementation roadmap to establish a European strategy for drones.

With these actions, PRESTIGIOUS will support at least 100 SMEs working on drones in Europe within the next two years.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Transportation and storage:H51 Air transport
Cross-sectoral industries
Mobility Technologies
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Aerospace & Defence

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 17.03.2021
Drones to increase the Danish armed forces' capacity for surveillance
Document Published: 16.03.2021
Press Release #1 - PRESTIGIOUS
News Achievements Document Published: 10.02.2021
Drone survey to attack international market (inspection & safety) - to broadcast in your network
News Published: 30.12.2020
Amsterdam Drone Week