FUAVE collaborates with Drone Tournament 2022

FUAVE is collaborating with the Drone Tournament this year and organising a joint on-site seminar event on June 10th in Otaniemi, Espoo. In addition, we are planning to organise the FUAVE Otaniemi test area bootcamp on the afternoon of June 9th. Save the dates already now!

You may find below more info about this year’s Drone Tournament and further details on their website at DroneTournament.org.

On June 8-10, 2022 join us in Espoo, Finland, for an amazing competition to precision control drones over land and sea.


There are 3 challenges you can choose from to participate in, selecting just one or any combination of the 3:

  • The Stara last-mile logistics challenge asks teams to deliver critical materials to a boat, simulating real-world delivery needs. Packages will be retrieved on land and delivered to their target on the sea as a final destination.
  • Septentrio/U-Blox will provide GNSS services teams can use to increase performance as they land on the moving boat. To help improve performance, Septentrio/uBlox will provide access to data streams from a base station on the shore and on the boat. The streams will both provide raw observations in RTCM3 format via NTRIP (which can be used to compute an RTK position of the drone) and the stream from the boat will also provide position, heading and speed of the boat over an IP connection in NMEA or binary format. Using these streams can help to obtain an RTK solution on the drone or to know the relative position between the drone and the boat.
  • The Telia BVLOS 5G challenge aims to control flight BVLOS operations from the shore to the boat and manually land on the boat using video stream while controlling the drone over the Telia 5G mobile network.

In all challenges, teams will receive points for their performance, timing and accuracy.

Safety is everything during the tournament. Teams will earn extra points based on the safety procedures and operation professionalism.



A workshop with mentors will be hosted to ensure you are ready for competition day. You can participate in multiple challenges or just one, so start preparing your strategy now!

SDKs and libraries will also be provided to help improve your performance.



Prizes for the tournament include a 5.000€ cash prize pool, cool gear from U-Blox and Septentrio, 5G phones by Telia, and of course a lot of fame and visibility. (This is the first drone tournament ever to ask participants to land on a moving boat — be one of the first to pull it off!)


Challenge Webinar

Ultrahack organises an informative webinar for interested participants to get familiar with the challenge and participate in Q&A.

The Drone Tournament 2022 webinar takes place on 2 May, 2022 at 18:00 EET.

Register here to the challenge webinar organized in Zoom ›

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.


Tournament Schedule

8 June — Rehearsal (Practice) Day
9 June — Competition Day & FUAVE Otaniemi test area bootcamp (in the afternoon)
10 June — FUAVE Seminar & Awards Ceremony (all day)