The UAV Challenge Organisers are grateful to the Queensland Government for their support of the 2019 UAV Challenge. The high-school competition this coming weekend will be known as the Queensland Government Airborne Delivery Challenge 2019.
The Queensland Government was a foundation partner of the UAV Challenge in 2007 and have supported our events ever since. We really could not have developed the UAV Challenge into the success it has become without the Queensland Government.
The Queensland Government’s Departments of Science, Information Technology and Innovation; Natural Resources and Mines, and Defence Industries Queensland, within the Department of State Development, support Queensland-based innovation. The government is helping Queensland maintain its position as a major hub for aviation and aerospace activity, including unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Recognising the importance of UAS development for both military and commercial use, the Queensland Government has played a prominent role in developing UAS research in Australia. It has done so through its support of the Aerospace Autonomy Group within the Science and Engineering Faculty (formerly the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation), the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (formerly the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Australia), the Smart Skies initiative and Project ResQu.