The worldwide drone market is developing at a rapid pace. Forecasts indicate that sales could rise to 43.1 billion US dollars by 2024. Both technological developments and the development of new application areas and business models play a decisive role in this.
At the same time, this growth is creating an increasing demand for qualified specialists for the development and control of drones. This white paper deals with the question of how drone sports can help to accelerate and support these developments.
Can drone sports contribute to technological development? Is there a technology transfer between sport and industry? Can sport serve as a platform for testing new technologies? Can specialists be recruited from the drone sport environment?