September 2023 Industry Days Report
are happy to share the downloadable files and presentations from our Frontex Industry Day on remotely piloted aircraft and autonomous systems technology that took place on 6 and
7 September. The announcement can be consulted below, under the presentations.
did we seek?
objective of the call was to attract service providers in the field of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and autonomous systems.
many proposals did we receive?
- 19 relevant submissions, out of which
- 16 were selected to be presented in a
did we discuss in the meeting?
meeting enabled a direct and comprehensive discussion on the solutions included
in the submissions between the providers and Frontex experts.
can I find the presentations?
presentations can be accessed via the links below.
6 September, Frontex is organising Industry Days focused on bridging the gap
between Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), autonomous systems technology,
and the current border security challenges.
systems have a significant potential for law enforcement as they can be used to
provide enhanced situation awareness. They have also proven to be flexible,
cost-effective and scalable.
upcoming event will be an opportunity to present the latest advancements in
three technological areas:
RPAS-in-a-box: autonomous aerial systems designed to be rapidly deployed
and retrieved from self-contained take-off and landing units. These systems present
a transformative approach to various border management operations by using
state-of-the-art sensors and advanced Artificial Intelligence capabilities –
especially if equipped with easily deployable features, a cover box or
container, a landing pad, and self-recharging capabilities.
Tactical RPAS: aerial vehicles with protracted flight endurance, increased
maneuverability and flexible deployability. These vehicles provide law
enforcement authorities with real-time situational awareness, allowing for a proactive
response to potential threats and ensuring faster and more precise operations.
Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV): unmanned and/or autonomous vessels able
to perform various coastal and maritime border security missions such as patrolling,
surveillance, reconnaissance and search and rescue operations, thus bolstering
border management along waterways.
supports European Union Member States in the development of modern technologies
for the European Border and Coast Guard community. As part of its mandate, the
agency regularly meets with industry representatives, researchers, and experts
from Member States to provide a platform for discussion and foster the
development of new technologies and innovations related to border control.
are Industry Days?
Days are a platform to interact and engage with experts from the European
Border and Coast Guard community. The goal is to create a forum where
participants can freely discuss the proposed technological innovations.
Industry Days will be held in an online format which will host engaging presentations
and dynamic discussions, alongside an interactive digital exhibition platform. Each
participating entity will be granted a 40-minute slot; during this time a
presentation, Q&A session, and collaborative discussions will be held.
can participate and how to register?
your organisation is at the forefront of these transformative technological
advancements and you wish to place your innovation in the spotlight, we invite
you to register. Follow this link to sign-up for the upcoming Industry Day. Please provide an
overview of the technology you wish to showcase. Registration will be open
until 24 August 2023.
is by invitation only, more information will be communicated separately to the
selected applicants. Technological solutions must respect the legal limitations
resulting from the European Union data protection rules and human rights
will the submissions be evaluated?
submissions will be evaluated internally, ensuring alignment with the needs of the
European Border and Coast Guard community while ensuring the fair and
transparent treatment of all participants. Every significant contribution will
be showcased on our dedicated online platform.