The Future of the Stenosphere series – in partnership with UKRI,  Drone Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 19 May 6:30pm


Everyone wants to know what the future holds. Rapid technological innovation and digitisation are accelerating industries and heralding new opportunities.

Drones are increasingly becoming a driver for growth and change — whether their utility is in service of optimisation, convenience, or defence. What’s more, the categories in which these new technologies hover are swiftly expanding. As the space between the airspace above — and us on the ground — closes, the use cases for drones multiply, creating a complex and compelling ecosystem.

What will this incredible technological opportunity mean for everyday people? Where can this opportunity impact humanity on a macro level? How can businesses and organisations deploy drones to optimise processes and unlock growth? And most importantly, what can we learn from one another as we advance our own drone initiatives?

Airwards anchors stories of drone innovation within this new tranche of airspace — what we’re coining, the ‘Stenosphere’ — viewed through a future-focused lens, with the goal of connecting people and ideas for greater future success.


Accelerating Drone Adoption’

Join us on Thursday 19th May for the first in our event series, ‘The Future of the Stenosphere’, where you’ll join other passionate innovators for a meeting of minds and an evening of inspiration as we explore ‘Accelerating Drone Adoption’.

You’ll hear from some of the most preeminent industry experts and tap into the latest examples of ingenuity that are shaping the future of our planet, all of which demonstrate that Life’s Better With Drones.

Attendees will include government representatives, major corporations, aviation and transport bodies, and companies within the drone, creative and financial sectors.


Topics will include:

  • What’s the state of the industry right now?
  • What should be driving drones (the public or end users)?
  • Are we building accessibility from the ground up?
  • What are the obstacles/barriers in drones being more readily used?
  • What one thing would you like to see drone technology achieve in the next 5 to 10 years?



  • 18:30-19:30 – Drinks, canapés and networking
  • 20:30-21:00 – Keynote
  • 21:00-22:00 – Panel discussion and Q&A (includes break)
  • 22:00-23:00 – Drinks, canapés, and networking


Airwards is the first global awards programme of its kind dedicated to identifying, recognising, and championing the breadth of positive drone use cases from around the world which are innovative, safe, and having a real-world impact.


Tickets are complimentary and open to members and non members please email Airwards on to register and book your space.

Dress code is smart casual.

Please respect others’ time avoid being late