Flying High Challenge kicks off with BBC coverage


Civic Drone Centre

The Civic Drone Centre’s new Flying High Challenge project is starting to generate interest across the region.

Supported by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Fund, and with Preston City Council as a partner, the five-month project will explore Preston-specific use cases for drone technology. Engaging with local services, communities and industry, the project will create a range of recommendations that could be taken forward on both a local and national level.

Yesterday, the project was covered by BBC North West Tonight. Project lead and head of aerospace at UCLan, Darren Ansell – who was also co-founder of the Civic Drone Centre – spoke about the project and its aspirations.

The next stages of the process is to consult with a range of groups and organisations across Preston to come up with creative and relevant ideas.

Watch this space for more info…