To implement drones commercially, funding is essential. With this fund new area of the drone can be invented. Funding on the subject of drones and air taxis as part of the Modernity Fund (fund), the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has supported more than 40 research and development projects since 2019. From now on, interested parties can apply for support within the framework of an independent funding program “Innovative Air Mobility”, which Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) presented today.
There is “a new dimension in aviation” and is “no longer a pipe dream”. This is how Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, put it at the beginning of the official presentation of the “Innovative Air Mobility” funding program, which has a total volume of 11 million euros and for which project ideas can be found on the website of the Federal Agency for Administrative services (BAV)can be submitted. “We give drone innovations a boost,” the CSU politician continued. “Municipalities, start-ups, and research have the ideas – with our funding program we support them in implementing them. The potential is huge: Drones transport vital medical equipment and laboratory samples quickly and efficiently. They support rescue workers, logistics, traffic control, energy management, and many other areas. They supply rural areas and hard-to-reach areas. Projects can be submitted from today. I’m looking forward to the concentrated innovative strength Made in Germany. ”