Thinking in becoming entrepreneur in Professional Drones?

You should be one of the world wide 20 entrepreneurs selected to receive (free) specialized training and work in your start-up project. Unique experience: work, live & play. Oct-Nov 2018, near Barcelona.


The Catalonia DroneCamp 2018 is meant for those who are thinking of releasing new projects related to the Drone Field. The initiative, funded by a European Social Fund through the Generalitat of Catalonia, calls 20 entrepreneurs who want to train in technology, professional drone applications, entrepreneurship and business management. As well as discussing and working intensively to define and prototype possible startups, in an intensive and cooperative space during the time of 1 + 3 weeks (the first online), with the help of the best professionals of the business and academic field. Work, Live and Play in full nature experience in the (Sant Pere de Torelló) and (Moià); W, L & P in pure state: training (free), maintenance, accommodation and complementary activities (optional). From October 22 to November 10, 2018.



It is an intensive training course taught by professionals and academics



It is an environment for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and collaboration, with an international dimension



It is a possibility to create a business initiative with open discussion and individualized mentoring



It is an initiative with the guarantee of Mas Vinyoles Venture Factory, the UVic and the BCN Drone Center.

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When, Where and Who

The Catalonia DroneCamp will have a first part of on-line learning and a second one on-site class. The on-line learning will be between the 8th and 19th of October with a dedication equivalent to 60 hours of lectures and ½ hours of mentoring using videoconference. The on site class will take place between October 22 and November 10, 2018, with daily sessions of 8 hours, except for the first day of November and weekends. In this period there will be 90 hours of learning / discussion and 20 hours of mentoring (1 hour per student). Most of the learning, mentoring and accommodation will take place at of Sant Pere de Torelló, located 85 km north of Barcelona; specialized drone training will take place at located 70 km north of Barcelona and 30 minutes from Mas Vinyoles. The organization offers: - Accommodation in rooms of 1-2-3 people with kitchen and dining room in Mas Vinyoles and a house nearby. Alternatively, there are hotel accommodation possibitlities 15 min away. - Breakfast and lunch service from Monday to Friday. - Optional program of recreational activities at weekends. - Welcome dinner and final dinner celebration. - Travel between Mas Vinyoles Hub and BCN Drone Center. The languages of the Course will be, by order of importance: English, Spanish and Catalan. The organization offers:

Accommodation in rooms of 1-2-3 people with kitchen and dining room in Mas Vinyoles and a house nearby. Alternatively, there are hotel accommodation possibitlities 15 min away

Breakfast and lunch service from Monday to Friday

Optional program of recreational activities at weekends

Welcome dinner and final dinner celebration

Travel between Mas Vinyoles Hub and BCN Drone Center

Who organizes it?

The Catalonia DroneCamp 2018 is an initiative of Mas Vinyoles Venture Factory, the University of Vic (UCC) and the BCN Drone Center


University of Vic

The University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia promotes this event through the Faculty of Business and Communication. UVic, is specially oriented to entrepreneurship in its degrees and in its MBA and doctorate courses.


Mas Vinyoles Venture Factory

Mas Vinyoles Venture Factory is a startup factory specialized in the clean tech and smart tech sectors, following the "venture building" model. Located in Mas Vinyoles Hub of Sant Pere de Torelló, MVVF aims to combine good business ideas, entrepreneurial talent and initial capital to start up disruptive and scalable business projects, with a “Glocal” vision.


BCN Drone Center

The BCN Drone Center is one of the 10 centers worldwide specialized in testing and proofing professional civilian drones. The BDC has taught drone piloting and remote sensing courses for 9 years. The BCD was founded by the CATUAV pioneering technology company in the development and manufacture of fixed-wing drones and the provision of related services. CATUAV and MVVF have recently launched a business project named Exodronics.

With the support of

This initiative is part of “Programa PRIMER” a program of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which is funded by the European Social Fund and which aims to promote specialized territorial entrepreneurship (in the pre-acceleration phase) within the “Catalunya Emprèn” initiative





Are you over 21, have you finished your degree, have you got a strong entrepreneurial spirit and want to develop it in the field of drones for professional purposses? Are you a middle-aged professional and want to refocus yourself towards entrepreneurship? Review the following requirements. YOU CAN BE CANDIDATE for the Catalonia DroneCamp!


We are looking for both; technical and business profiles to encourage synergies between the members of the groups formed for developing projects.


English language is needed in order to follow properly the course


It will be valued having a university degree, work experience and notions in drones


If you already have an idea, come and develop it. If not, we'll help you identify it.

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Pre-registration and selection

The pre-registration period will open on July 15 and will close on September 30, 2018. The selection will be announced on September 10 and the final registration will be closed on September 17. It is advised to present the pre-registration as soon as possible

Pre-registration will be done per email at (see button below). The attached pre-enrollment form must be completed with the Curriculum Vitae, presentation and motivational letter, as well as letters of recommendation, if applicable. At the letter or CV will include an updated photograph of the person and a link to their accounts on social networks. The bank receipt of 20€ in the current account IBAN ES4201829661580200280934 (SWIFT BBVAESMMXXX) will be accompanied by the bank receipt. This amount is not refundable, but it will be discounted from registration costs.

During the five working days following the closing of the pre-enrollment period, the organization will select the participants and will then inform the selected candidates, who will have to accept the final registration signing, if its needed, the agreement of Registration and subscription, within the stipulated time limits, the totality of the cost of the complementary services contracted. The organization will make a waiting list in case that one of the selected ones does not complete the final registration.

The organization will convene the people registered at a pre-arranged (telephone) meeting of 25 minutes individual tutoring.
Pre-registration Pre-registration Form

Teaching team

The teaching team is made up of professionals from the drones sector, also with a long experience in the creation of technology startups and doctorates from the University of Vic-UCC

Ermen Llobet
Fundador de Mas Vinyoles Venture Factory

Francesc Rossell
Fundador de Mas Vinyoles Venture Factory

Elisenda Tarrats
Doctora en Economia per la Uvic

Albert Armisen
Doctor en Enginyeria per la Uvic

Marc Beltran
Enginyer Aeroespecial COO Catuav

Jordi Santacana
Fundador del BCN Drone Center i Catuav

Jordi Salvador
Enginyer Aeroespecial , director d'operacions a Catuav

Xavier Ferràs
Degà de la facultat de Vic


The training and tutorials of the Catalonia DroneCamp, with a cost of € 5,000 per person, are subsidized 100%, with the exception of the minimum registration cost! The complementary services will be contracted according to the following basic packs, with their variants.


Program FREE

Mentoring FREE

Indirect costs

welcome dinner


$ 230 € / mon

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Standar accommodation



$ 1.380 € / mon

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Complementary Activities



$ 1.730€ / mon

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You will find Mas Vinyoles with the following GPS coordinates:

X= 441.509,50 Y= 4.656.191,59 Longitut 2,293129454N Latitut 42,055603951E
Mas Vinyoles Hub – (08572) Sant Pere de Torelló (BARCELONA)
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