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UAS Cluster Initiative Newsletter
March 1, 2017
UAS Cluster Initiative Newsletter

Train in Jamaica, Hunger Games technology no longer fiction, and Bill Gates in the Drone Game
As the uses of UAS are applied, fiction is becoming reality, from drones with parachutes to drones flying off UPS trucks, delivery ideas are abound.

In the month of March UASCI and our partners are proud to bring you two SBIR workshops and one webinar. Check out our listing of upcoming events in this newsletter for dates and registration details.

We hope you enjoy this edition and have a great week!
UAS in the News

Drone Pilots to be Trained at CMI
The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has teamed with Agrocaelum Limited to train pilots for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly called drones.

The USA from above: Drone photographer travels all 50 states to snap America as you've never seen it before
An award-winning travel photographer has captured a series of breath-taking aerial shots after visiting all 50 US states.

New Drone Technology Backed by Bill Gates
Echodyne, a radar array startup with investors including Bill Gates, his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and Seattle's own Madrona Ventures, just made what the company considers a landmark announcement for the future of self-driving...

Amazon Plans to Drop Packages With Parachutes From Drones
Amazon has long teased consumers with the idea that it would someday deliver packages via drones. Exactly how the retailer intends to do that has remained a bit of a mystery. Would drones fly up and knock on your door? Would they bring packages to...

Upcoming UASCI Events

SBIR Workshop
March 9, 2017
Stillwater, OK
Meridian Technology Center
A full day workshop featuring Jim Greenwood and SBIR Agency Reps

SBIR Workshop
March 10, 2017
Wichita, KS
Wichita State University
A full day workshop featuring Jim Greenwood and SBIR Agency Reps

Free Webinar - Angels in the Outfield: An Intro to Angel Investors and How to Pitch to Them
March 21, 2017 1-2 pm CST
Save the Date - March 21, 2017 1 -2 pm CST

Join us for this one-hour webinar designed to introduce entrepreneurs and early-stage. UAS companies to the world of angel investing. Attendees will gain valuable insight
into angel investors, such as:
-Who are angel investors?
-Where can they be found?
-What investment opportunities interest them?
-What are the best ways to pitch them your technologies?
-Plus much more!

2017 CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Conference
June 8, 2017
Salina, KS

Upcoming Industry Events

2017 Student UAS Competition
April 28 -30, 2017
Alma, QC
The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. Even small scale unmanned vehicles are complex systems requiring a well planned and...

AUVSI's Xponential
May 8 - May 11, 2017
Dallas, TX
On May 8, 2017, the largest global community of leaders in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems will come together to shape the future of our industry. If you've never attended AUVSI XPONENTIAL – this is the one year you don't want to...

Demand for Unmanned
June 6 - 7, 2017
Denver, CO
Now, in it's second year, our DEMAND for UNMANNED® UAS symposium brings the UAS and aviation system stakeholders together to discuss and collaborate on research challenges and advancement strategies. Engineers, researchers, developers, pilots, and...

July 19 - 21, 2017
Portland, OR
ASCEND is the essential Conference & Expo for the commercial UAS industry, developed by the team behind Drone360 magazine. It will help you go beyond the basics, the broad strokes, and the bullet points to find the actionable processes, detailed...

UAS Summit and Expo
August 21 - 23, 2017
Grand Forks, ND

September 6 - 8, 2017
Dallas, TX

Drone World Expo
October 3 - 4, 2017
San Jose, CA
Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges. UAS/UAVs provide the capability for you to capture data in...


DJI Introduces M200 Drones for Aerial Inspections & Data Collection
UST | 02/27/2017 | Commercial | Construction | Data Collection | Emergency Services | Energy | Inspection & Monitoring | Oil and Gas | Platforms | Public Safety | Surveying

Washington State Professor Finds Sky-high Opportunities for Drones in Agriculture
Farm Bureau | 02/27/2017 | Aerial Drone Photography | Imaging | Inspection & Monitoring | Precision Agriculture | Surveying

Canadian Data Firm Receives Beyond Visual Drone Approval
AINonline | 02/24/2017 | Imaging | Inspection & Monitoring | Oil and Gas

FAA Reports Increased Drone Sightings
UAS Vision | 02/24/2017 | Public Safety | UAV Program Development

How Drones Are Shooting Movies, Fighting Wildfires, and Hanging Out With Martha Stewart
Inc. | 02/24/2017 | Commercial | Construction | Emergency Services | Energy | Entertainment | Insurance | Precision Agriculture

Microsoft's bet on drone mapping
Business Insider | 02/24/2017 | Inspection & Monitoring

This Bouncy Search-and-Rescue Drone Could Save Your Life
Popular Mechanics | 02/24/2017 | Emergency Services | Platforms | Public Safety

Two Startups Aim to Help Government Work with Drones
Government Technology | 02/24/2017 | Emergency Services | Imaging | Payload | Public Safety

Drone Obsession Brings Out Manufacturers' Worst Fears
The Legal Intelligencer | 02/22/2017 | Insurance | Public Safety | Security | Sensors

FAA Approval Could Mean Big Things for UAS Adoption
Military Technologies | 02/22/2017 | Aerospace | Commercial | Consumer | Drone Management | Hardware | Imaging | Military | Platforms | Sensors | UAV Program Development

Nevada-based Consortium using Drone America UAV Completes First Long-Distance Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery
PRNewswire | 02/22/2017 | Commercial | Delivery | Sensors | Transportation

UND rolls out plan for integrated drone institute
Grand Forks Herald | 02/22/2017 | Training | UAV Program Development

UPS tested launching a drone from a truck for deliveries
USA Today | 02/21/2017 | Delivery | Transportation

Drones are now being used to study bird songs
The Verge | 02/20/2017 | Aerial Drone Photography | Data Collection | Environmental | Surveying

Drones to Give North Carolina DOT Eyes in the Sky
Government Technology | 02/17/2017 | Emergency Services | Environmental | Imaging | Inspection & Monitoring | Public Safety | Transportation

Recipe For New Sports? Just Add A Drone | 02/17/2017 | Commercial | Emergency Services | Entertainment | Payload | Pilots | Public Safety

Counter-drone company Dedrone attracts $15 million in new funds
UAS Magazine | 02/16/2017 | Security


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