EPoSS Expert Workshop: Smart Systems for Urban Air Mobility




Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin

EPoSS event

The age of (urban) aerial mobility is about to begin, promising a wide spectrum of attractive use cases in passenger transport, logistics and services. Recent progress in automation, connectivity and electrification are leading to disruptive concepts and applications of “drones”. In this regard, opportunities and barriers need to be identified in technical, legal and socioeconomic terms, and strategies for a competitive European innovation position have to be developed.

The purpose of this event is to interactively elaborate the first European research and innovation roadmap on enabling technologies for aerial urban mobility in logistics, transport and services. The workshop is prepared on behalf the Transportation Working Group of EPoSS - an industry-driven strategic initiative for intelligent controls and systems. It will bring together main players from smarts systems and aeronautics industry, startups as well as academia to prepare recommendations for the planning of dedicated innovation funding programmes of the European Union and Member States.


10.00 Welcome and Workshop Methodology 

Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT

10:30 Setting the Scene

Jakob Michelmann and Stefan Wolf, VDI/VDE-IT

11.00 Inputs Urban Air Mobility and Enabling Technologies

Florian Adolf, Volocopter

Alexander Heußner, Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Jürgen Schwarz, Bosch General Aviation Technology

Tobias Willuhn, Rohde & Schwarz

12.00 Joint Vision Drawing (interactive session)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Key Success Factors & Uncertainties (interactive session)

14.00 Identification and Prioritization of technical R&D Requirements in Smart Systems (interactive session)

15.45 Wrap up & Next Steps

16.00 End of the Workshop

We would be pleased if you could join this exclusive workshop and contribute your expert knowledge to the roadmap. Note, participation is free of charge, but on invitation only.