Drone Tournament 2022 to boost drone technology

An innovation competition in Helsinki, Finland to boost the use of drone technology utilizing 5G networks and satellite technology.

Helsinki, Finland: The Drone Tournament is aiming to solve essential challenges regarding the utilization of drones, a.k.a. unmanned aerial systems. The challenges will be related to equipment landing and precision flight in various demanding and changing environments. The contestants have an unprecedentedly wide spectrum of navigation- and sensor technology to utilize.

The competition will consist of 3 challenges. Ultrahack will be responsible for the execution of each challenge along with Robots Expert, who are promoting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. All challenges will be sponsored by a key partner, Septentrio, U-Blox and Telia who will provide 5G technology, which will be used to enable navigation and to allow video footage to be conveyed in the challenge, where fast-paced flight missions are performed without a direct line of sight to the drone. Stara, will sponsor the Last-Mile Logistics Challenge, where the aim is to execute an urgent delivery in a simulated manner on to a boat that is on the water, by using Stara’s own system and subcontracting chain.

“We have been involved in researching the development of safe drone transport in Finland for two years. This competition offers an excellent showcase for what drones are in fact capable of today” says Arttu Rantala, Senior Business Manager at Telia.

Rantala is particularly excited about utilizing the 5G network in the use of drones. “This is a great place to test out short delay utilization in a very demanding environment. I believe we will be able to take a big step towards safe and secure drone transport,” Rantala enthuses. U-blox and Septentrio are offering satellite technology for the participants in the event. The winners will receive monetary prizes and the possibility of negotiating commercial agreements for further development of the solutions.

The Drone Tournament will be taking place in Helsinki, Finland on June 8-10th, and spectators are welcomed to watch and attend the event.

“We are excited to bring back to life such an impactful event and to learn more about the cutting edge of drone flight innovation. It’s exciting to be upfront and close to see how drone technology is developing to become part of today’s world. Challenges about last mile logistics have also been a hot topic for a long time and it is interesting to see how drones can fulfill that need in today’s complex environment” says Juhani Kivikangas, co-founder at Ultrahack.

To learn more about Drone Tournament 2022, click here; https://ultrahack.org/drone-tournament-2022.

More information:

Ultrahack CEO Miikka Nevasalo, tel +358 40 8032162, miikka.nevasalo@ultrahack.org

Founded in 2015, Ultrahack is a world-leading company in organizing open innovation challenges and hackathons. Ultrahack has run innovation programs across five continents in 21 countries working with clients such as EIT Digital, United Nations, Nokia, Ericsson, IBM, Telecom Italia, SAP, and Microsoft. www.ultrahack.org

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