Droniq is one of the leading drivers of the German drone market. We see ourselves as a digital platform for unmanned aviation, enabling professional drone flights safely and in compliance with the applicable regulations. To this end, we combine the aviation know-how of DFS with the mobile communications expertise of Deutsche Telekom in Droniq GmbH.
With this expertise, we help companies and authorities to use drones professionally and safely. To this end, we advise them on issues such as integrating drones into their company's operational processes, accompany them through the approval process for their flight plans, and train and test the entire flight crew. With our drone traffic management system (UTM), we enable safe drone flights - even over longer distances. The UTM shows the pilot all surrounding air traffic - both manned and unmanned. With this system, we are unique in Germany. Through our participation in several research projects, such as the Hamburg U-Space sandbox, we support the further development of the local drone market.
The corresponding projects include the U-Space sandbox Hamburg project, which was implemented in 2021. Together with DFS, we demonstrated in the project how a U-Space can be put into practice in accordance with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. To this end, we and DFS set up a U-Space sandbox in the Port of Hamburg. The role of U-Space Service Provider (USSP) was assumed by Droniq, while DFS acted as Single Common Information Service Provider (SCISP) in the project. The project, which lasted seven months, had a volume of approximately one million euros and was funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). In 2022, the U-Space sandbox Hamburg was awarded the Reallabore Innovation Prize by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection.