Drone Hero Europe


The Drone Hero Europe is an international competition for European based companies/organizations/individuals who have an innovative business case which comprehends drone technology. ​​

This contest is organized by the European UAV Knowledge Area (EUKA) and is taking place at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam.

The Commercial UAV Expo is organized by Diversified CommunicationsWith 15 years of experience producing world-renowned events for precision-measurement professionals, including Commercial UAV Expo Americas, SPAR 3D Conference & Expo and International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Diversified Communications has the industry connections and European market expertise to deliver a world-class event for commercial drone professionals. Content – delivered in-person and online – gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions.

Produced by:

Drone Hero Europe

Supported by:

Drone Hero Europe


…to provide a platform to these innovators to show their application to a large public
…to connect them to potential customers or partners
…to support the valorization of their products or services



The Drone Hero Europe contest is open to everyone based in Europe: students, research institutions, organizations, startups and companies developing or implementing drone solutions. The solution can consist of hardware, software, services or any combination of the above.



Submit your best video explaining your innovative drone project and a brief text explanation via this page. After submission, your video will be reviewed by our staff and be published on our Vimeo-channel and on the participants-page. The category in which your project will participate will be decided by the jury. Only six finalists will be selected to battle for the different Drone Hero awards. The jury will choose the six best concepts on 28th March, after which the finalists will receive their free ticket to the Commercial UAV Expo through email.






…get an all-access pass
and pitch the audience in Amsterdam
at Commercial UAV Expo Europe.



can choose between 3 prizes :



  • Monday 3rd December 2018 : Contest open for submissions
  • Monday 25th March 2019 – noon : Contest closed
  • Friday 29th March 2019 : Finalists announced
  • Tuesday 9th April 2019 : Drone Hero Contest with pitches

Which are the Drone Hero Europe categories?

These awards are an additional asset to convince local and foreign prospects of your proficiency. Not only does it bring you fame, it makes you and your staff a proud team. It is also a unique opportunity to step into the international spotlight.

Go for the award Drone Hero Europe and make sure that you earn your place on the wall of dronefame.

Selected candidates will pitch before an audience of 500 professionals!

International Drone Hero EUROPE

This hero has the best international opportunities.

Start-up Drone Hero EUROPE

This hero is simply the best starting company in the contest.

Innovative Drone Hero EUROPE

This hero has an excellent innovative concept.

* The winner does not receive a plane ticket or hotel accomodation.


Find out in the video below what companies battled it out to become Drone Hero Europe in 2018! Will you be next?


Drone Hero Europe Sponsors

Find out how you can sponsor this international contest.

Drone Hero Europe Supporters

This contest is supported by a majority of European drone associations and companies. Candidates from all over Europe will participate to become the Drone Hero Europe 2019. An international jury will choose 6 nominees who will pitch at Commercial UAV Expo in Amsterdam.