UFO (Emerging indUstries new value chains boosted by small Flying Objects)May 01, 2020 - October 31, 2022
Innovation boosted by Small Flying Objects
Project UFO (Emerging indUstries new value chains boosted by small Flying Objects), financed under Horizon 2020 program INNOSUP -2018 – 2020 call for developing new cross-sectoral industrial value chains across the EU, by building upon the innovation potential of SMEs.
The UFO project aims at supporting European SMEs to develop innovative products and services by integrating new technological solutions and know-how provided by the combination of innovative Small Flying Objects (SFOs) (drones, high altitude platforms systems, small satellites), embedded nano and digital technologies, Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), data analysis and exploitation solutions.
This objective will be achieved by a European consortium of 8 clusters and 1 associate meta-cluster partner (KIC) representing together more than 3200 European SMEs.
Six emerging industries are particularly targeted
Finance & Insurance
Digital and Creative / Gaming
To foster the creation of new value chains targeting emerging industries: Mobility technologies, Environmental, Blue Growth, Digital, Experience, Cultural and creative industries, by identifying new sustainable use cases provided by SFO capabilities;
To support the development of new technologies for SFO applications addressing societal challenges and emerging industries market needs (Mobility technologies, Environmental, Blue Growth, Digital, Experience, Cultural and creative industries);
To optimise the long-term sustainability of new value chains partnerships involving SFOs by supporting best initiatives, projects or concepts in seeking additional funding (EU including ERDF, regional, national, private) and investment in commercialisation;
To accelerate the internationalisation of European SMEs in these value chains by developing cross-border and crosssectoral collaborations that deliver solutions into key international markets.
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