Belgian drone expedition to Greater Zürich Area

Oktober 2021 | Zürich, CH


With the help of Flanders Investment & Trade, the Flemish drone federation EUKA vzw and drone business campus DronePort organize a 3-day expedition for Belgian entrepreneurs, decicion makers and politicians to the Greater Zurich Area, the world’s leading location for the development of core technology for drones.

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Get inspired by world’s leading drone technology companies

During our 3-day inspiration tour in Switserland, we will visit multiple companies and organizations that are developing top-notch drone technology. During the kick-off session on day 1, speakers will inspire you with new ideas and developments that will soon have a great impact on modern society.

Greater Zürich Area is the world’s leading location for core technology for drones

Leading universities such as ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, a large and active community of developers, numerous drone and component manufacturers and innovation-friendly authorities make Switzerland the “Silicon Valley of robotics”.

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The full program and timetable are still to be announced

Departure to Zürich


In the evening we will depart by bus from different locations in Belgium and travel overnight. Pick-up timetable will be provided 1 week before departure. There is a possibility to travel by plane at own expense.

Kick-off session + company visit

After arriving in Zürich in the morning, there’s a kick-off meeting where multiple speakers form Swiss drone companies and knowledge institutions will present their drone cases or projects.

In the afternoon we have planned a company visit and in the evening you are free to discover the wonderful city of Zürich or to meet-up with business contacts.

Multiple company visits + network dinner

On the next day we have planned multiple company visits. In the evening there will be a network dinner.

Company visit + departure to Belgium


In the morning of the last day we will visit the last company and in the afternoon we drive back to Belgium to arrive in the late evening.

Are you a Swiss organization that wants to showcase a project?
Want to join this unique expedition to the hart of drone technology?

euro excl. BTW

This trip will only cost you €990,00 or €740,00 with an individually approved financial support by FIT

Flemish companies can apply for a financial support for this expedition through Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). After deduction of the granted support, this trip will only cost €990,00 with 50% support or €740,00 with 75% support on the permitted forfait for Switserland (travel fortait + 2 nights). The percentage of support is depening the number of previous applications for financial support your company had been allocated in the past. For more information on the terms and conditions for this subsidy, visit the website of FIT.

What’s included?

  • Pick-up at multiple locations in Belgium
  • Overnight round trip to Zürich by bus
  • A single room for 2 nights at a 4* hotel
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast + lunch or dinner)
  • Access to kick-off event
  • Access to network dinner 
  • Guided tour at multiple Swiss organizations
  • Local transportation
  • All city and tourist taxes
  • Possibility to fly to Zürich at own expense
  • Price guaranteed only if we have at least 10 bookings

DronePort facilitates access to a broad international network

This expedition is organized by and for members of EUKA and DronePort. DronePort is a 12ha campus for manned and unmanned aviation on the former military airbase of Brustem, now also know as the beating heart of the Belgian drone industry.

Drone Hero Europe 2021

Every year, EUKA vzw organizes the Drone Hero Europe contest during the Commercial UAV Expo, that merges with Amsterdam Drone Week. The Drone Hero Europe 2021 edition will be launched and presented during this expedition to Zürich Greater Area.

Swiss Drone Hero winners

In 2017 as well as in 2019 a Swiss organisation based in Zürich won a Drone Hero award.

Drone Hero winner

Davide Falanga
Davide Falanga

PhD Student in Robotics and Perception at ETH Zürich

Drone Hero winner

Cliff Yuan Li
Cliff Yuan Li

MSc Student in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zürich

The Drone Hero Europe is an international competition for European based companies, organizations and individual entrepreneurs who have an innovative business case which comprehends drone technology. ​

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Get in touch

If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are still looking for some companies to visit of speakers to present a business case during the kick-off session in Zürich.

EUKA vzw
DronePort Campus
Lichtenberglaan 1090
3800 Sint-Truiden