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  August 8, 2023


Spotlight: Startup Funding Opportunity at UAS Summit & Expo Pitch Day; Rethink Vertical Podcasts,


Call for applications to present to investors at UAS Summit Pitch Day during the UAS Summit & Expo on October 10, 2023

Do you have a new product or service in the UAS/AI/Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) realm and are looking for startup funding? This is your opportunity to present at the UAS Summit Pitch Day during the UAS Summit & Expo in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

On Tuesday, October 10th, a group of six finalists will present to investors during two 90-minute pitch sessions at the UAS Summit & Expo Pitch Day. The UAS Summit Pitch Day is in partnership with the Grand Forks Regional Economic Development Corporation and the UAS Angel Network. All pitches will be closed-door.

Application details may be found on the UAS Angel Network Website
The deadline for applications is September 1, 2023
Selected presenters will be notified by September 13, 2023

For more information on the UAS Summit and Expo, visit the UAS Summit & Expo website .


Listen to the Rethink Vertical Podcast.
The Rethink Vertical podcast, brought to you by the UAS Cluster Initiative, brings you emerging aerospace industry insight, without the fluff. These immersive conversations highlight where the industry is today and how it will shape the technology of tomorrow.

Join host Craig Mahaney as he interviews the industry's most innovative thinkers and doers. The next podcast is scheduled to be released on August 24th.
You can access this podcast and catch up on previous podcasts at: Rethink Vertical Podcast.

UASCI is creating an environment where unmanned aviation startups can thrive, connect with innovative networks, access global capital, discover national technologies and learn from proven tech industry leaders.
Upcoming Industry Events
Thunderbird Drone Festival
August 25 & 26, 2023
Woodward, OK

Commercial UAV Expo
September 5-7, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

Interdrone
Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2023
Brooklyn, NY

Oklahoma Aerospace
November 2023 (date TBD)
Oklahoma City, OK

6th Annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day
December 6, 2023
Tulsa, OK
Policy News
Oklahomans have much to celebrate Aug. 19 with Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Day; Duncan airport to participate
Woodward News | 08/18/2023
The summer of 2023 marks several aviation centennials with significant ties to Oklahoma's aeronautical history.

NBAA, Stakeholders Caution AAM Working Group: Competition is "Fierce and Rapidly Advancing"
dronelife | 08/16/2023
In a recent statement, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has addressed two crucial initiatives aimed at facilitating the safe and seamless integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) into the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).

Version 2.0 of the Urban Air Mobility Concept of Operations
Aviation Today | 08/10/2023
One of the most interesting panel discussions that took place during the recent AAM Summit—presented by the FAA and AUVSI—revolved around the evolving landscape of urban air mobility (UAM). Central to the discourse was the significance of collecting...

Another Look at the FAA's Drone Symposium and AAM Summit
inside unmanned systems | 08/08/2023
This year, the FAA and AUVSI combined their eighth drone symposium with the first AAM (advanced air mobility) Summit. Several themes jumped out from the content—the importance of collaboration, the need for operational data to inform regulations,...
Research News
New Tesla-sized eVTOL powered by NASA-proven thrusters enters the fray
Aerotime Hub | 08/17/2023
A new Tesla Model S-sized electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has been unveiled for the first time by the developers after working on the project behind firmly closed doors. 
Industry Headlines
Choctaw Nation Utilizes Botlink's XRD2 for BVLOS Drone Ops Over Cell Network
sUAS News | 08/18/2023
Choctaw utilized the XRD2 as the cellular component for FAA sanctioned, BVLOS operations

UAV Corp Opens New Office in Oklahoma
Accesswire | 08/16/2023
UAV Corp (OTC PINK:UMAV) has opened a new office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a strategic move to address it's high altitude airship program for achieving altitudes up to 70,000 feet for both manned and unmanned satellite technology, utilizing new lighter...

A need for more aircraft maintenance engineers for eVTOL
Vertical Magazine | 08/15/2023
As the eVTOL era approaches, the sector is preparing to close the knowledge gap for aircraft maintenance engineers to service next-generation eVTOL aircraft.

Commercial UAV Expo Adds Advanced Airspace Summit to Agenda
dronelife | 08/11/2023
After already breaking summer registration records, the organizers of the Commercial UAV Expo, set to be held in Las Vegas from September 5-7, have announced the addition of a new Advanced Airspace Summit, held Sept. 6, to their already-stacked...

Skydio to Sunset Consumer Drone Offerings
sUAS News | 08/10/2023
Four years after its launch, Skydio 2's follow-and-film capability and autonomous cinematography features like KeyFrame are still in a class all on their own.

84 Year Old Couple Have Set the World Record for Drone Delivery [VIDEO]
dronelife | 08/14/2023
This is what drone delivery is supposed to do: help people get the things they need, quickly and easily.  

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