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Largest producer of civilian drones chooses Twente region in The Netherlands

05 July 2017 Twente, University of

DJI and Space53 are going to be working together to save lives with drones

Chinese company DJI has chosen to develop projects with Space53 in Enschede, The Netherlands to increase public safety through the deployment of drones. A concrete example of the collaboration is to set up a training programme at Technology Base in Enschede for rescue workers and to develop standard procedures, geared towards the deployment of drones during security operations. On Wednesday July 5th, DJI, global market leader in civilian drone development and manufacture, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Space53, the Enschede-based public-private partnership for developing unmanned systems.

In March of this year, DJI published a report that showed that deployment of drones has saved at least 59 human lives in the last five years. Drones are used more and more by fire departments and rescue workers throughout the world during their operations.

DJI has chosen Space53 due to Twente’s unique eco system: a combination of innovative entrepreneurs in the field of unmanned systems, specific technological knowledge and experience, plenty of space for experimentation, unique facilities and partnerships with knowledge institutes and security services, such as the Twente Fire Department.

DJI is not Space53’s first international partner. Last autumn, telecom company Nokia allied itself with Space53 to develop a new air traffic system for the integration of manned and unmanned aviation.

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