Thales Systèmes Aéroportés


Thales Systèmes Aéroportés (TSA) is the European leader and ranks third worldwide in the market for airborne and naval defence mission systems and equipment. The company designs, develops and manufactures technologically innovative systems and equipment for combat aircraft, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), special-mission aircraft, helicopters and naval platforms, and provides a complete range of through-life support services. Drawing on advanced collaborative tools, TSA works with its customers from the earliest stages in the development of its systems and subsystems to ensure the deployment of optimal solutions. TSA actively participates to European initiatives for RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System).

Contact: Gilles Jurquet

LaBRI, University of Bordeaux


The LaBRI is a research unit associated with the CNRS (UMR 5800), the University of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux INP. Since 2002 it has been the partner of INRIA. In march 2015 it had a total of 320 members. The LaBRI’s missions are of three types: research (pure and applied), technology application and transfer and training. It has a strong expertise in the domain of autonomous swarms of communication UAVs.

Contact: Serge Chaumette

SnT, University of Luxembourg


The University of Luxembourg (UL) launched the SnT in 2009 to achieve high impact and excellence well beyond the academic community by collaborating with external partners such as industry, government bodies, institutions, and international actors. In the Times Higher Education ranking of 2016, UL has been ranked 14 out of 150 young universities (less than 50 years old) created world-wide and number 178 of all universities.

The Parallel Computing & Optimisation Group led by Professor Bouvry consists of 14 researchers, including 2 research scientists, 3 postdocs, 8 PhD students and master students coming from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Thailand, etc.

The group focuses on research on parallel computing and optimization techniques to tackle large and difficult problems by using intensive parallelism methods associated with state-of-the-art optimization algorithms. It has a strong expertise in mobile ad hoc networks in general and in the design and validation of mobility models in particular.

Contact: Pascal Bouvry

Fraunhofer IOSB


IOSB with almost 300 researchers conducts research and development for innovative concepts and application solutions in information technology. It provides solutions for network- centric architectures, image- processing systems and secure communications, both in security and defence areas as well as in industrial production. IOSB researches and develops multi- sensor systems, supporting people in perceiving and interacting with their environment. IOSB’s department IAS offers solutions to the market which optimize human interaction with complex information- and technology-based systems. It has a long experience in European projects and in projects for the German MoD in the area of imagery exploitation, IT architectures as well as data and information management, including data fusion, with a special focus to interoperability.

Contact: Wilmuth Müller



Fly-n-Sense is an SME specialized in design and manufacturing dedicated compact UAV systems based on multirotor, fixed wing airframes and software suites.

Contact: Thierry Décamps