Civic Drone Centre

Institute for Engineering and Technology Innovation (InETI)

The Civic Drone Centre works with companies, individuals and organisations that are using or planning to use, remotely operated vehicles across a wide range of scenarios. These span search and rescue activity, journalism and media and humanitarian aid.

It seeks to provide technology and know-how to these organisations, and collaborate with a range of partners – locally, nationally and internationally – to explore and develop new technologies and knowledge in this sector.

Operating as a joint project between the UCLan’s Media Innovation Studio, based in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, and the Engineering Innovation Centre – located in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences – our work focuses resources on the three thematic areas, each with a unique set of technical, legal and ethical challenges.

By focussing on Humanitarian Aid, Journalism and Media, Search and Rescue, we’re committed to supporting a wide variety of civilian uses for UAVs, submersibles and remotely piloted land vehicles.