Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany
Ulrich Reinfried studied intercultural business studies, international relations and European studies and started his professional career working for the Federal Foreign Office. In 2008 he changed to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, where he served in the divisions for international relations, satellite navigation and intelligent transport systems (ITS). Currently he works in the division for digital innovations within the department of digital society. Ulrich is experienced in setting up and managing nationwide networks and platforms for innovative technology exchange – be it applications of satellite navigation, intelligent transport systems or 5G technology. Most recently he started supporting the set-up of the German Civil Drone Council.
The German drone council is still young. However, it has proven to be a helpful tool to draft a national drone strategy and to collect the essence of the German drone community. The presentation will visualize the results of the working groups and of the steering committee. The next step will be to channel the activities of the council into a drone strategy that helps the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to lay out a Drone Strategy that caters to safety aspects and the potential of the new technology in a balanced way. Some crucial aspects of the future strategy will be presented.