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Innovation Forums

SAAP is re-starting it's “Innovation Forums” open to members of the UAS and Aviation community.  Participants are asked to provide self-introductions and to describe the challenges and triumphs of the UAS efforts on which they currently are working.  This backgrounding provides excellent opportunities later in the day when we serve lunch and provide networking time, as innovators seek one another out to discuss the work that each described earlier.  In addition, at some point during the session, we have a presentation by a noted UAS innovator, which further sparks lively discussion (and, sometimes, even debate).

Upcoming Events

  • Innovation Forums | November 2023
    Innovation Forums | November 2023
    Thu, Nov 30
    Thunder Room @ NARTP
    Nov 30, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM EST
    Thunder Room @ NARTP, 600 Aviation Research Blvd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234, USA
    Nov 30, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM EST
    Thunder Room @ NARTP, 600 Aviation Research Blvd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234, USA
    Innovation Forums are back! Please join us to meet innovators from across the county as we discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities felt by the industry. As always, we're here to help! Questions? Please email us at:

More on Innovation Forums

Our community has grown, starting with a group of 9 innovators nearly 10 years ago, and now includes hundreds of UAS-related innovators from throughout New Jersey and surrounding states.  Attendees include members of private industry, government, and academia.  Many travel hours to attend a session that will permit them to meet colleagues and kindred souls.  We also typically are very fortunate to have representatives from our neighbor, the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, join as guests.  We’ve watched happily as innovators assist one another in developing technological workarounds, and have even watched companies merge after their principals discovered critical synergies through the Forums.

There is no charge for the Forums; they are funded in part by a grant from the USEDA.  Attendance is limited to 35 guests per session in order to preserve the smaller-scale, high-quality closeness that is one of the hallmarks of the Program and our SAAP community.

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