Services Offered

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Secure Site

for companies to test and improve proprietary UAS technology, as well as a site at which they can exhibit and/or demonstrate their technology.

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UAS Technology Assessment

The Center saves clients time and money by providing them an objective, standardized and thorough third-party assessment of a specific UAS product. The product will be vetted and tested by seasoned professionals and the process will be customized to meet the client’s specific priorities and objectives.

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Secure onsite drone storage facilities

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UAS pilot training

customized to suit the particular public safety agency client. For example, the firefighting-related drone training will focus on scene monitoring, search and rescue, post-fire or disaster assessment and wildland firefighting.

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UAS maintenance/repair training

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UAS systems integration training

Specialized training in the following areas:

  • Search and Rescue
  • Advanced Search and Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Night Operations
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Accident Investigation and Damage Assessment
  • Fleeing Suspect Pursuit
  • Fire Scene Operations
  • Crowd Management

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Technology Assessment & Transfer Division

The Technology Assessment and Transfer Division (TATD) provides research-based knowledge through technology transfer partnerships with the private sector, entrepreneurial communities and the region as a whole. The TATD will ensure efficient long-term planning and alignment of economic development goals between the Center, IVDA and the Inland Empire region. The TATD will also analyze economic and UAS technology growth patterns and act as a liaison for public and private sector coordination.

UAS Workforce Development

We offer UAS-related programs for youth and young professionals to enable them to develop the knowledge and skills needed for careers in this industry. Some of these programs are conducted in partnership with other entities to achieve maximum impact. Opportunities are available for individuals and corporations to sponsor these programs.

Programs and activities may include:

  • Live-streamed and onsite “meet & greet” events with UAS industry leaders, public safety leaders and local high school and college students who have been awarded STEM scholarships
  • Visits/tours to UAS technology companies and institutions where research and development is taking place
  • UAS Careers Overview program
  • Generation Go! intern program at UAS Center
  • Opportunities for selected youth to see test flights in person
  • Apprenticeship/job placement program to help young adults get work experience and jobs in the areas of drone maintenance/repair, systems integration, imaging, data capture and interpretation, etc. – and where possible, in conjunction with public safety agencies.
  • Mentor program – connecting youth and young adults with representatives of UAS technology companies and public safety agencies in the area.
  • Through the Center’s Technology Assessment and Transfer Division, internships will be available through which young adults will be able to conduct market research, develop business models, learn about investment and explore the process of commercializing products globally.
  • SBD Drone Film Festival for youth to showcase their talent – modeled after New York Drone Film Festival and Boston Drone Film Festival.

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