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Arctic Drone Labs received the European Commission’s Technology Centre recognition

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Arctic Drone Labs, coordinated by Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk), has received recognition from the European Commission. Arctic Drone Labs (ADL) is the first technology centre run by a University of Applied Sciences to pass the Commission’s strict criteria for the Advanced Technology Centres for Industries. Arctic Drone Labs provides industry and SMEs with access to advanced technologies through collaborative projects.

Arctic Drone Labs (ADL) has more than 40 Finnish companies or research institutes that cover a wide range of technologies used in drones, such as printed intelligence, 5G / 6G networks, sensor technologies and image processing. Arctic Drone Labs also has significant fleet of drones for testing and product development. Services focus on laboratory testing, prototype development, and product concept demonstrations. In addition to the equipment, Arctic Drone Labs has test areas in various parts of Finland. Testing is also supported by a significant number of drone pilots.

The European Commission has identified technology centres that provide decision-makers, industry, and academia with access to advanced technologies and expertise. Technology hubs enable and help industry manage the transition to a low-carbon and knowledge-based economy. There are just over 300 technology centres in the EU, coordinated by top universities and national research institutes, 14 of which are in Finland.

In 2018, the European Commission granted Arctic Drone Labs the status of a digital innovation hub.

More information

Kimmo Paajanen, kimmo.paajanen@oamk.fi +358 40 661 2871

ATI Centre catalog: https://ati.ec.europa.eu/technology-centre/arctic-drone-labs

DIH catalog: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/digital-innovation-hubs-tool/-/dih/2767/view