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Arctic Drone Labs

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Contact Data

Coordinator (University)

Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk)

Coordinator website

https://www.oamk.fi

Year Established

2017

Location

Yliopistokatu 9, 90570, OULU (Finland)

Website

https://www.arcticdronelabs.com

Social Media

Contact information

Kimmo Paajanen
kimmo.paajanen@oamk.fi
+358 40 6612871

Contact information

Vadim Kramar
vadim.kramar@oamk.fi
+358 44 3250770

Description

Description

Arctic Drone Labs DIH is a non-profit innovation ecosystem that provides world-class innovative solutions, technical and non-technical services to its members and partners in the field of UAS, robotics, autonomous systems and associated fields. We gather the best practices in relevant research and industry domains and contribute to the advancement of research knowledge, stronger innovative practices, industry-driven standardisation and development of relevant vertical and horizontal markets in close collaboration with key stakeholders. The alliance opens access to research results and brings the expertise of all its members to enable ascension in the value chain, improve work efficiency and ensure new business opportunities. We contribute to the common industry and research-driven proprietary and open system platforms and open-source solutions and are involved in standardisation and dissemination activities and policymaking. By investing systematically into the cutting-edge technology innovations, with comprehensive digitalisation and following the security by design approach, we deliver the complete range of solutions from technology enablers to post-operational data analytics – seamlessly integrating them into the existing or newly-developed processes, tools, platforms and architectures. Ethical, data privacy and data protection aspects are considered as crucial in all our operations and those projects that we plan and develop. Well-established and continuously-developed collaboration with stakeholders, including government bodies and business and research circles representing different industry sectors and research domains from all around Finland, allows us to mobilise required resources in a fast and efficient way. Together with our members and partners, we meet international requirements to facilitate European move towards digital single market strategy and contribute to the establishment of a European U-Space Demonstrator Network.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

According to Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment: Finland has been updating Finnish part for Digitising European Industry strategy. The reference for Digital Innovation Hubs in Finland can be found here: https://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/161585/TEM_2019_27_Digital_Innovation_Hubs_in_Finland.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 

 

Digital Finland Framework Report by Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment: https://www.businessfinland.fi/contentassets/47485067fefa4d838f7bc81d8ac90cd4/digital-finland-framework-report-feb-2018.pdf 

 

Business Finland digitalization plan: https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/services/build-your-network/digitalization/in-brief/ 

 

The identified knowledge specialisation of Arctic Drone Labs DIH is UAS domain.

 

With respect to RIS3 policy, ADL DIH contributes as following:

  • Making innovation a priority for all regions – joining all members as innovation ecosystem, ADL DIH contributes to project-based and B2B development that brings more knowledge-based jobs, also in urban areas, and facilitate export-import operations.
  • Focusing investment and create synergies – by engaging ecosystem members to create project proposals for ERDF (EAKR and ESR) funding, also 6aika (www.6aika.fi), Business Finland funding instruments (co-innovate and co-create), Interreg Nord (ERDF), Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe/Digital Europe Framework Programmes.
  • Improving the innovation process – by bridging business, research and academia circles and policy makers.
  • Improving governance and to get stakeholders more closely involved – by engaging ecosystem members in co-creation and co-developing the ADL DIH ecosystem based on their needs, withing the market trends and by being backed up with research forces and support in getting funding.
  • Respond to economic and societal challenges – by researching those and sharing research results and by involving key industry players to share their visions through joint events and project idea developing activities.
  • Making regions more visible to international investors – by initiating investment-attractive activities, such as Urban Air Mobility Oulu initiative.
  • Improving a region’s internal and external connections – by arranging round table with leading UAS forces in Finland and carefully planning international activities together with leading UAS forces in Europe and international.
  • Avoid overlaps and replication in development strategies – by careful planning of joint collaborative effort of all UAS stakeholders in Finland.
  • Promoting knowledge spill over and technological diversification – by facilitating collaborative activities with the other national DIHs and ecosystems e.g.:

 

www.superiot.fi - IoT solutions, connectivity, etc.

www.analytics.plus - data-analytics, AI

www.water-solutions.org - water related sensors and automation

www.avrecosystem.com  - augmented and virtual reality

www.arcticdronelabs.com - drones and hyper spectral imaging

www.hillagaming.com - games and gamification

www.ouluhealth.fi – health and social care

www.5gtnf.fi – multiple and mutually connected 5G Test networks

www.printocent.net – printed intelligence, printed electronics

 

Arctic Drone Labs is getting funding for operational cost from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (Allied ICT Finland).

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Fishing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Public administration and defence
  • Education
  • Health and social work
  • Other community, social and personal service activities (media, entertainment, etc.)
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Voice of the customer, product consortia
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development
  • Other

Service Examples

Race of Drones Annual International Event

Client profile: UAS technology developers and vendors, general public, hobbyists

Client needs: Demonstration of technical excellence, generate positive public perceptance

 

Provided solution: Race of Drones Oulu brings the international drone World Cup to the Arctic zone of Finland yet again. ROD takes place in Oulu – the Capital of Northern Scandinavia – annually in March.

 

More details: https://rod.oulu.com/

Website, Social Media

Client profile: Finnish national and international UAS stakeholders

Client needs: Access to up-to-date information and information sharing mean.

 

Provided solution: Website, Facebook and Twitter. Services which are available from ecosystem members are listed in the page. Also, latest drone area news and events will be available from pages. (NOTE: The website is currently under re-development. Some services may not be available during the following weeks. The final version of the website is expected to be ready by the end of Spring 2020)

 

More details: https://www.arcticdronelabs.com

Regulation development follow-up and influence

Client profile: Finnish national and international UAS stakeholders

Client needs: Being aware of UAS-relevant legislation in Finland and abroad, being able to contribute to development of legislative acts and give feedback to policy makers

 

Provided solution: ADL DIH is constantly involved in communications with local and European policymakers. representatives of those organisations are often invited to participate in events organised by ADL DIH (see IDEA workshop, Arctic Robot Challenge).

 


Testfields

Client profile: Finnish national and international UAS stakeholders

Client needs: Low-fee or free access to world-class test and experimental facilities, shared research environments and field-specific laboratories.

 

Provided solution: A list of shared research environments is available. Additionally, ecosystem members are developing and providing small scale "airports" and other test fields equipped with digital equipment needed in UAS technology development. Currently, six such airports are available in Finland for UAS testing, and more are on the way.

 
 

More details: https://alliedict.fi/sre/

International Arctic Robot Challenge Event

Client profile: Finnish academia, research and business entities

Client needs: Business development, collaborative project ideas generation and development, shaping the national UAS activities, identifying demand for international relationships and exploring export opportunities.

 

Provided solution: AI & Robotics business event. This is where drones & robotics face the dark. Join the most unique and arctic event for cutting edge autonomous vehicles, 3D-controlled construction machinery, robotics and drones. The setting is anything but ordinary. Are you ready to face the elements? Meet the AI experts – relaxing networking – get to know the latest technologies

 

More details: https://arcticrobotchallenge.com/

FENIX - Digital service to connect partners

Client profile: Finnish business entities, research and academia

Client needs: Online tool to share project ideas, discuss and initiate consortium building

 

Provided solution: Fenix tool, digital service has been developed to find/connect partners. Users are from SME’s and other companies, from different research organisations. Fenix is a real-time business case management tool for finding the right partners and creating compelling offering. Fenix proposes a new way of collaborating and finding new business opportunities. Case is an organizations’ joint effort of a new business opportunity, research project, funding opportunity, shared infrastructures etc. Just add your organization to the case and the owner will know that you are willing to join. Arctic Drone Labs is actively using the Fenix tool and providing content there. Same tool is also used by some other digital ecosystems from Finland.

 

More details: https://www.fenix.vip

International Workshop on advances in Innovative Drone Enhanced Applications, Industry Track

Client profile: Finnish academia, research and business entities

Client needs: Dissemination of research results, academia-to-industry knowledge transfer, business development, collaborative project ideas generation and development, shaping the national UAS activities, identifying demand for international relationships and exploring export opportunities.

 

Provided solution: The IDEA19 workshop is organised by Arctic Drone Labs (Finland), Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Oulu (Finland), University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Bologna (Italy), and Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems (Finland) and Robots Expert (Finland) with the aim of bringing together people interested to discuss and enlighten the challenges, the opportunities and the long term ambitions of innovative drone applications and technologies. IDEA19 is addressed to researchers, stakeholders and enterprises active in this domain.

 

The Industry Track of IDEA19 aims to discuss business potential, business and research needs, regulations, funding opportunities, and other topics of the community interests.

 

More details: https://www.fruct.org/idea19i

Newsletters

1-2 times per year to members

More details: https://www.arcticdronelabs.com

Project preparations

Client profile: Finnish national and international UAS stakeholders

Client needs: External funding and B2B projects

 

Provided solution: ADL DIH as joint collaborative effort or by individual activities of its members contributes to development UAS national and international R&D&I and B2B projects.

 


Seminars

Client profile: Finnish business entities, research and academia

Client needs: Common forum to discuss business needs, challenges and opportunities, generate project ideas and develop project curriculum.

 

More details: https://www.oamk.fi/c5/fi/tutkimus-ja-kehitys/hankkeet/drooniekosysteemi/materiaalit/

Organization

Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure

Turnover

-

Number of employees

>100

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Global

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • European Social Fund
  • COSME
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National basic research funding
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources

Customers

Number of customers annually

>50

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations

Partners

Nokia Oyj

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.nokia.com


University of Oulu

Partner Type

University

Website

http://www.oulu.fi


VTT

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.vtt.fi


Tampere University

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.tuni.fi


University of Helsinki

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.helsinki.fi


University of Turku

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.utu.fi


Robots Expert Finland Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.robots.expert


BusinessOulu

Partner Type

Economic development agency

Website

https://www.businessoulu.com


Finnish Meteorological Institute

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/


Aeromon Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.aeromon.fi


Kehittämisyhtiö Karstulanseutu Oy

Partner Type

Economic development agency

Website

https://www.karstulanseutu.fi


Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.laurea.fi


South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.xamk.fi/


RPAS Finland ry

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

https://www.rpas.fi


Future Sky Oy / UAS Centre Finland

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://uasfinland.eu/


Verkotan Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.verkotan.com


Testilabs Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.testilabs.com


Radai Oy

Partner Type

Start-up company

Website

https://www.radai.fi


Smart Tampere

Partner Type

Economic development agency

Website

https://www.smarttampere.fi


JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.jamk.fi


Centria University of Applied Sciences

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.centria.fi


Oy Arbonaut Ltd

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.arbonaut.com


Sysart Oy

Partner Type

MidCap

Website

https://www.sysart.fi


Redstone Aero Oy / Helsinki-East Aerodrome

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://helsinkieast.aero/


Oy IBM Finland Ab

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.ibm.fi


Radientum Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.radientum.fi


Brighthouse Intelligence Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.brighthouse.fi

Technological competences

  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G)
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Gamification
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
  • Internet services (e.g. web development, web production, design, networking, and e-commerce)
  • New Media technologies
  • Other
Last updated: 19/02/20 16:36