SPLORO introduced SPADE at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona

From February 27th – March 2nd, 2023Barcelona hosted the largest and most influential connectivity event called Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023, where technology, community, and commerce gathered under one roof. This congress grouped 202 countries and territories represented via 2400 exhibitors and more than 88.500 attendees. 50% were directors and/or senior executives from top global companies, international governments, and businesses in technology.

SPLORO, through Alberto Sierra, a partner of the SPADE project, disclosed information about the project’s scope. He unveiled the project’s ambitious mission, which is to create an intelligent ecosystem through the deployment of UAVs, transforming multiple sectors such as crop production and forestry via multiple variables.


SPADE Technical Workshop on drones

SPADE hosted a technical workshop at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark between 23rd and 24th of February, 2023.

The event brought together SPADE participants with technical expertise around the discussion on drone development. Hands-on sessions included drone design overviews and examples to building their own drone and conducting flight tests both indoors and outdoors.

Participants also had the opportunity to visit the SDU labs and enjoy a dinner at the North Atlantic House restaurant.

A plenary meeting took place with all SPADE partners to discuss general information about the project and other topics such as: drones technical requirements, the types of drones to build and to purchase and dissemination of SPADE outputs.


At FinDrones 2023, SPADE was represented by the University of Oulu

On February 15th-16th 2023, a conference and matchmaking event (Drones in Bioeconomy and Rural Logistics) was held in Salo, Finland. The conference gathered experts in the field of drones that were able to share scientific outcomes and technical challenges associated with their utilization. The participants consisted of representatives from research institutions, end-users of drone services and individuals who apply research findings in practical areas such as agriculture.

Anssi Rauhala from the University of Oulu represented SPADE and introduced the main goals of the project related with the creation of a smart ecosystem that can effectively incorporate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) technologies for various purposes in crop production, forestry, and livestock farming sectors.