Conference & Demo Event
Antwerp, Belgium

Following the operational event in DronePort and closing off a second series of flight trials, the SAFIR-MED project organises an executive event to share our experiences during a medical aviation conference at the Antwerp Port House, in Belgium. The event will bring together, the medical and aviation sectors in Antwerp, on 02/06/22 afternoon, as well as the policy makers and the society.


12:00-13:00     Arrivals and Lunch / Visiting booths   

13:00-13:20     Welcome & Opening

13:20-14:10    Panel Discussion: U-Space Services and Legislation

14:10-15:10    SAFIR-Med Technology and Manufacturers ​

15:10-15:50    Coffee Break / Visiting booths   

15:50-16:50    UA Demonstrations 

16:50-17:45    Panel discussion: Health Care and Society

17:45-18:00    Closing key notes   

18:00-19:00    Social drink s / Visiting booths  

Drone technology is rapidly evolving. The SAFIR-Med project demonstrates ways to achieve safe, sustainable, socially accepted and socially beneficial urban air mobility.  With the impulse from COVID-19 and EU drone legislation, the landscape is changing in favour of medical drones. As the interest in medical applications grows, the pressure is on to ensure safe and secure integration into European airspace (U-space).  This event aims to showcase the various medical use cases being developed within the SAFIR-MED project, including transport of human tissue, biological lab samples, medicine, AED (defibrillator) and patients, all taking place above densely populated areas. All attendants and the people of Antwerp will witness advanced flights demonstration over the city. At the same time the conference talking place in the the Antwerp Port House is oriented to policy makers and industry executives and aims to present a compact version of unmanned aviation status and opportunities, within a single afternoon.

The attendants of this closed (on invitation only) event will experience the drone world at first hand, witness the future integration of drones into wider air traffic and provide their feedback. Different panel discussions will highlight the potential of drone logistics from different viewpoints and will give an insight in new capabilities and services that are developed in SAFIR-Med. Different drone manufacturers, participapting in the project will display their UAV’s and will perform a demonstration flight near the Antwerp Port House. The attendants will have the opportunity to meet with healthcare leaders and to discuss the future of drone logistics face-to-face. A strong EU level delegation from EC DG Move, EASA, SESAR JU and Eurocontrol and also leaders of important organisations of Air Traffic Control, Civil Aviation and healthcare authority level will be joining the event.


Industry leaders that are interested in meeting in person the key decision makers at an EU level are invited to contact tim.cleys(AT) for registrations, while all citizens are invited to watch advanced flights demonstrations that willl take place over the city. 

To learn more about the event and the demonstrations, stay tuned to this page, that is constantly updated with more information. All sessions will be recorded and made a available online alongside the speakers presentations after the event. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of interest in the event (Access will be provided on invitation only, given capacity limitations). 



Port of Antwerp Bruges

Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp Bruges Port Authority 

Port House, Zaha Hadidplein 1, 2030