GZA webinar: Flying high – Why Switzerland for drone technology

GZA Webinar of June 12, 2019 on drone technology and regulation in the Greater Zurich Area

Are you a drones service provider? Are you exploring for a research and development location or a commercial headquarters or would you like to carry out test flights? You may want to consider Switzerland, the “Silicon Valley of Robotics.”

Learn about Greater Zurich, one of the world's leading locations for companies in the drone industry in a 45-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 12 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT / 6 pm CEST) with two leading industry experts:

Kevin Sartori, Co-Founder at Auterion (drone operating system):
“Greater Zurich: the core of a global ecosystem for drone technology”

Andreas Lamprecht, CTO at AirMap (airspace management platform):
“U-Space: integrated UAS traffic management”

Here’s what you will learn:

  • What distinguishes the thriving drone technology ecosystem of Greater Zurich

  • How collaboration between academia, industry, and regulators works

  • What are the characteristics and advantages of an open source software for drones

  • What is the regulatory landscape in Europe like, how Switzerland is leading the effort

  • How drone service providers benefit from a fully integrated airspace

  • Best practices in the cooperation with regulators


Kevin Sartori, Co-Founder at Auterion

Kevin Sartori
Co-Founder at Auterion, Zurich

Kevin Sartori had his first touch point with the drone industry in 2008, when he was researching optimal control algorithms as part of the early Pixhawk team at ETH Zurich. Kevin worked at BCG as a strategy consultant in Zurich and, in 2014, he moved to the Bay Area and joined 3DR as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Site Scan. In 2017, he founded Auterion together with Lorenz Meier. Kevin holds a Master in Robotics from ETH Zurich and an MBA from UC Berkeley.



Andreas Lamprecht, Chief Technology Officer at AirMap

Andreas Lamprecht
Chief Technology Officer at AirMap, Santa Monica, Munich and Zurich

Andreas Lamprecht is the CTO at AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones. In his role, Andi is responsible for the company’s research/development and product management efforts. Since starting at AirMap, Andi has co-lead the global development team from the company’s European bases. Before joining AirMap, Andi spent a decade at Audi, helping shape the future of location, mobility, autonomous driving, and high-definition maps while also defining their technology strategy. Andi holds a PhD in Automotive Engineering and is based in Munich, Germany.


Portrait Rolf Bühler
Rolf Bühler
Director Europe
Reto Sidler
Reto Sidler
Head of Communications and Marketing

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