The EPFL Drone Days are coming back in 2019!

Drones are back for the third edition of EPFL Drone Days.
From September 13 to 15, the greatest drone specialists and the best pilots will be present for this annual meeting of flying robotics.

Drones industry leaders and and the bests pilots at EPFL

Drones are more relevant than ever. If Switzerland is the Home of Drones, EPFL is one of its cradles. It is also at the center of a Drone Valley that includes both industry leaders and visionary start-ups: senseFly, Flyability, Pix4D, Windshape, Foldaway Haptics, Dronistics, Picterra.

For a weekend, EPFL will be the meeting point for all players in this technology of the future. It will also host a spectacular drone race, which will bring together the best drivers of the moment. Launched at 150 km / h through a high precision course, they will offer the public a breathtaking show.

The event, organized during EPFL's Open House and as part of the 50th anniversary, is a unique opportunity for the public to discover the campus in all its diversity and richness.

Registration for the 2019 FAI/DIAS International Drone & Digital Aviation Conference

Experts from around the world will once again convene at EPFL for the third edition of this flagship event. The conference will take place on Friday 13 September 2019 and will address the following theme : ‘Delivering the Future: Digital Aviation Technologies to Enable Sustainable & Scalable Solutions’.

Full programme can be found here.

Register now for the conference via the following link :

Pilot registrations now open

Registration for the pilots is now open! Slots are limited to 64 (first come, first served). You do not have to live in Switzerland to register, the race is open to everyone!


The EPFL Drone Days are a joint collaboration between EPFL and two partners: FAI and Aéropoly.

The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI – The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

AéroPoly was born out of the desire to share the passion of flying in all its forms with the largest number of EPFL students and staff. It has as a mission to promote air sports on the campus and to organise aerial activities. It also aims to support EPFL teams in competitions, for example in international contests.

Race support

For its organisation, the drone race benefits from the support of the FPVM Club volunteers.


The FPVM Club is a non-profit association whose purpose is to bring together FPV drone racing pilots. It was created so that pilots are able to train and develop their skills within an organized structure.

EPFL - Alain Herzog

EPFL - Alain Herzog



For any questions about the event or any other information, please send an email to: [email protected]


The event is organized by EPFL's Médiacom Events service, in collaboration with institutional partners.