Centre d’Innovation Drones Normandie
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Drone Innovation Center Normandy

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The Centre d'Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN) is a non-profit association operating in the field of land and sea-based mobile aerial robotics. It brings together a consortium of socio-economic players and higher education establishments.The aim of this project is to structure a drone 'industry' to position Normandy as a national and international centre of excellence for the development of drone solutions.

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The Centre d'Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN) is a non-profit association operating in the field of land and sea-based mobile aerial robotics. It brings together a consortium of socio-economic players and higher education establishments.

The aim of this project is to structure a drone 'industry' to position Normandy as a national and international centre of excellence for the development of drone solutions.

OUR DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES

The Normandy UAV Innovation Centre is structured around 6 areas of expertise.

Pooling
Sharing of equipment and resources between partners

Expertise
Access to cutting-edge expertise

Research
Removing technological barriers to differentiation at FR/EU level

Visibility
Raising awareness and enhancing the visibility of CIDN's expertise

Experimentation
Facilitating innovative new uses

Training
Providing a range of and initial training courses

LE CENTRE D’INNOVATION DRONES NORMANDIE
Normandy is one of the regions spearheading drone research and innovation.

Co-founded by 7 players from Normandy (7CIS, ABOT, Le Havre Seine Développement, NAE, Polidrone, ROAV7 and the University of Le Havre Normandie), and financed by public funds (Normandy Region, FEDER Normandy funds, Banque des Territoires) and private funds (partner companies), the CIDN will position Normandy as a region of excellence for the development of drone solutions.

As part of the Le Havre Smart Port City project, in financial partnership with the Normandy Region, it aims to :

  1. Strengthen the development of an ecosystem and of the Normandy Drones business in the following main markets:
  • Industrial inspection
  • Crisis management support
  • Transport and logistics
  • Security and surveillance, including anti-drone operations
  • Resource exploitation
  • Agriculture
  1. Developing and testing innovative solutions for the use of drones in representative situations, based on the following main areas:
  • UAV swarm control and artificial intelligence
  • Integration and evaluation of environmental sensors
  • Anti-drone combat
  • Societal acceptance of drones
  • The environmental performance of drones

OUR FUTURE PREMISES

The aim of Le Havre Seine Développement (LHSD) is to locate the Drones Normandie Innovation Centre at Le Havre airport in order to pool the skills of institutional and private-sector players, promote its development with industrialists so that they become partners, and encourage other drone players such as maritime drones, taxi drones, etc. to become involved. The aim is to make the Normandy UAV Innovation Centre an economic driver. LHSD also aims to solicit, promote and make the airport and the Drones Normandie Innovation Centre a centre for experimentation and testing in this field.

A TRAINING GROUND
An OUTDOOR training ground is accessible in front of the CIDN premises. This outdoor area allows members to carry out flights and experiments, and is used during 'practical' remote pilot training courses.

A drone centre is also being built to accommodate drone companies in a single location and to organise CIDN events.

DRONE SWARMS & MAN-MACHINE COLLABORATION

AIR QUALITY SENSOR 

Assessing air quality is a major challenge, whether for routine evaluation or in the event of an incident. The use of UAVs to meet this challenge offers a number of advantages, including accessibility, speed of measurement and lower infrastructure costs.

That's why the CIDN has decided to take up this issue and experiment with and develop new services and solutions.

DRONES FOR MEDICAL TRANSPORT

Emergency medical transport by drone is an area that the CIDN is keen to develop.

It should cut journey times by up to 45 minutes, and reduce the time patients have to wait for diagnosis and/or treatment, enabling staff to be made available for other, higher added-value missions.

There are still a number of technological hurdles to overcome, mainly in terms of regulations and making drones more reliable.

COMBATING DRONES 

Drones pose a number of threats: accidents caused by falling, terrorist acts, smuggling, espionage, illegal filming, damage to image, etc.

The regulations governing drone flights are very strict, prohibiting overflights of high-risk industrial sites and residential areas. To date, however, police forces and industrial sites have very few detection systems with which to carry out checks and enforce the regulations.

CIDN and its members are working to develop new solutions.

Research Removing technological barriers, innovating and creating.

SWARM FLIGHT OF DRONES
SENSOR INTEGRATION
THEMES

UAV SWARM FLIGHT
The aim of research into formation flying - or swarm flying - is to get four drones, and eventually eight drones, to fly together using innovative decentralised algorithms incorporating reconfiguration, collision avoidance and obstacle avoidance functions.

These methods could be applied to assessing air quality, detecting pollution from various sources or monitoring sites.

TRAINING CENTRE

The Continuing Education Centre of the University of Le Havre Normandie, in partnership with the training organisations 7CIS (Le Havre) and ABOT (Rouen), is offering a training course leading to the Insavalor CQP RS3382 Automated industrial drone pilot qualification.

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The Normandy UAV Innovation Centre is structured around 6 areas of expertise.The Normandy UAV Innovation Centre is structured around 6 areas of expertise. Pooling, Expertise, Research, Visibility, Experimentation, Traning

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The Centre d'Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN) is a non-profit association operating in the field of land and sea-based mobile aerial robotics. It brings together a consortium of socio-economic players and higher education establishments. The aim of this project is to structure a drone 'industry' to position Normandy as a national and international centre of excellence for the development of drone solutions.

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