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Enabling Advanced Air Mobility through Innovative Infrastructure

The British Embassy in Stockholm is pleased to present Urban-Air Port and its partners, who all offer cutting edge mobility solutions. They will take you on a journey, both in terms of what a future trip might look like getting from A to B, but also the journey of who they’ve engaged with and how your city could do the same. With the right engagement, what you see today could be the reality for your city in a few years.

About Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port Ltd is a UK based start-up committed to designing, developing and manufacturing innovative ground infrastructure for future Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Their mission is to remove the largest single constraint to sustainable air mobility, i.e. the lack of infrastructure, and to significantly cut congestion and air pollution from passenger and cargo transport.  Their design is an ultra-compact, multi-functional operations hub for manned and unmanned vehicles providing aircraft command & control, charging & refueling and cargo and passenger loading. Further details can be found at: www.urbanairport.co.uk.  Urban-Air Port are currently delivering their Air-One programme as part of which they are developing a prototype to demonstrate UAM in Coventry in the UK in late 2021.

This session will present how they solve the integration of this exciting new form of transport into our smart cities of the future, and how they can be combined with our existing transport infrastructure and future zero-emission mobility solutions.

About Hyundai UAM

Hyundai Motor Group is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. The Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division is designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities, allowing passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play

About what3words

As we look to the future of Urban Air Mobility, we must also look at the way we communicate location. Street addresses were not designed for drones and other forms of urban air mobility. They aren’t accurate enough to specify building entrances, and so are not precise enough for UAV routing. Many parts of the world are not addressed at all, such as remote islands, informal settlements and rural areas. This makes it hard to find places, and causes problems and inefficiencies on a global scale.

That’s why we created what3words. what3words is a new approach to global addressing. We have divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three random words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations. For example filled.count.soap marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters.

Combining the infrastructure of Urban-Air Port with the smart addressing system of what3words will prepare our smart cities for the future, by providing entire country coverage through the implementation of an interconnected zero-emission air-mobility network.

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Alan Goodliffe works for the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), based at the British Embassy in Stockholm. Having worked with export promotion for almost ten years, Alan focuses on the infrastructure, construction and transportation/mobility sectors, with the aim of matching UK products and expertise with Swedish opportunities. In addition to this, Alan also contributes to the embassy’s wider mission, namely maintaining and strengthening the bilateral relations between the UK and Sweden, often by sharing best practice and good ideas.

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Stuart Bloomfield is the Chief Development Officer for Urban-Air Port.  Stuart is responsible for business development & strategic partnerships, site sourcing, marketing & sales.  

Stuart is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in capital markets, sales & leasing and corporate real estate advisory in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining Urban-Air Port, Stuart worked for some of the largest global real estate advisors including Knight Frank, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.

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what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. The location technology company is enabling people around the world to identify and share any precise location using just three words. what3words has taken the globe, and divided it into a grid of 3m squares, giving each one a unique 3 word address, made of three words from the dictionary.

Phoebe Parry-Crooke is a Partnerships Manager at what3words; helping businesses and organisations make use of their technology. Her main focus is around supporting infrastructure and UAV companies to integrate the technology and get their consumers using it. 

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Matthew Sattler is a transportation and startup problem solver focused on solving hard tech challenges. Matthew currently leads Infrastructure and Ecosystem Partners at Hyundai UAM and is responsible for creating partnerships that will enable a future mobility ecosystem. Prior to joining Hyundai, Matthew helped commercialize autonomous airplanes at Reliable Robotics and led sales for Boom Supersonic, a startup building a new supersonic airliner.

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