NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program

The NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program
has been recommended by the Advisory Council to GOED for funding through the Knowledge Fund. The program would support multiple competitive UAS projects that have strong potential for commercialization and job creation in Nevada.

The NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program is a collaborative project among NSHE research institutions, including the Desert Research Institute (DRI); University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV); and University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to advance industry-driven innovation-based economic development for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Nevada.

The goals of the NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program include:

  • The formation of partnerships between the private sector and NSHE, with the common purpose to help grow the UAS business already in Nevada;
  • To attract new UAS companies to move or open branch offices in Nevada;
  • To enhance NSHE’s UAS expertise, ultimately leading to national recognition;
  • To test and adapt new platforms, sensors and applications methodology for commercial and governmental information needs;
  • To increase UAS-related technology transfer opportunities, intellectual property, new companies, and potential patents and licenses.

The NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program will work closely with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) to solicit UAS projects from the UAS industry, especially from those companies based in Nevada or planning to relocate in Nevada.

The NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program will support UAS projects in various concentrations of the industry, including research, application, training and certification.

Learn more about the UAS industry in Nevada. 
Or, read the entire NSHE-Industry Unmanned Autonomous Systems Collaboration Program proposal

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