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UAV/UAS Virtual Inbound Investment Mission

January 2021


The SelectUSA Europe Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Virtual Inbound Investment Mission is designed to support high-growth technology firms who are actively planning to establish operations in the United States.

The program will provide a platform to engage directly with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS Test Sites located in Central New York, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Virginia.  Benefits of participating include:

  • An agenda tailored to the accepted companies based on the interests and expertise expressed in the applications.
  • Learn about the capabilities and opportunities of each FAA Test Site and how each economic region and its ecosystem can support your expansion plans and ambitions to grow in the United States.
  • Connect and network directly with experts, industry leaders, potential partners, and economic development organizations.
  • Access the full support of the U.S. Department of Commerce through SelectUSA specialists in your home country and the headquarters team in Washington, D.C. SelectUSA provides unbiased data, counselling, connections, and is geographically neutral in support for international investors.


Who should apply?

Companies that can demonstrate:

  • Compelling vision with an innovative technology for the Commercial drone, UAV, or UAS sector with strong potential for success in the United States.
  • Active plans to establish a U.S. business within the next 12-24 months.
  • Intent to become operational and hire at least one U.S. employee.



Interested in a future in-person U.S. UAV/UAS Investment Mission?

Subject to international travel restrictions being lifted, SelectUSA will offer an in-person UAV/UAS Inbound Investment Mission to the United States. The week-long program will tour U.S. FAA Test Site locations to connect delegates with potential U.S. partners, experts, industry leaders, and government officials.  Typically, the agenda in each city includes bespoke workshops designed to help delegates succeed in the United States. Delegates will find out how to scale in each U.S. location in the mission and learn about the resources and programs available to support their U.S. expansion strategy.

Companies interested in learning more about the in-person Inbound Investment Mission in the United States are asked to express their interest on the Application Form. Space is limited.


Next Steps


The application steps are as follows:


  1. Complete the online Application Form by
  2. Companies selected to join January’s UAV/UAS Virtual Inbound Investment Mission will be notified by November 17, 2020.
  3. Companies selected to join the virtual mission who have expressed interest in an in-person mission will be approved for both, with no need to fill out more than one application. We will keep all companies apprised of schedules and timelines for an in-person mission in 2021.







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