• Innovation regulatory challengesA Challenge provides you with a pathway to seek approval for the trial of your innovative solution, and shape the requirements for future regulations. You can apply to our Challenges, or alternatively propose your own Challenge.

    The Regulatory Sandbox 

    You have developed concepts and conducted research for your novel solution.

    You have tested and proved its feasibility in a controlled environment. Now, you want to conduct trials under real-world conditions. But, you are unable to get regulatory approval because your solution does not fit within the scope of current regulations. 

    Innovative solutions come with many questions in terms of safety, security, and consumer protection. Challenges are designed to answer these questions.
    The Regulatory Sandbox provides you with the capability to test and trial your innovative solutions in a safe environment. You will work in partnership with us to explore the viability of your solution. In doing so, you will help us to define the requirements that will guide the approval you need for your trial. You will also help us to shape the future regulations that will support the commercial operations of your innovative solution.

    Respond to Challenges

    What are the requirements for safe Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in non-segregated airspace?

    The range of use cases for UAS is growing, from drone deliveries, through search & rescue operations, to the inspection of assets and infrastructure. That said, gaining regulatory approval for BVLOS operations of UAS in non-segregated airspace remains a challenge.

    We know that many regulatory questions must be answered to enable the development of appropriate regulation with associated approval mechanisms.

    We are looking for innovation partners willing to work with us to explore the viability of their solutions for BVLOS operations in non-segregated airspace.

    If this sounds intriguing and something you’d like to get involved with, then here’s how to get started on the BVLOS Challenge: 

    • Step 1: Review the sandbox brief and the selection criteria
    • Step 2: Complete our online submission form. Don’t forget to include your proposed concept of operations (ConOps) for the trial
    • Step 3: We will review your application and contact you to discuss next steps