Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance (NV-GDTA)

The world’s premier business-to-business (B2B) trade and investment matchmaking platform for the commercialization of autonomous systems across broad industries.

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Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance

NIAS has launched the Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance (NV-GTDA) as the premier global platform for like-minded entities to work together to test, prove-out and mature their technology, advance regulatory bottlenecks, and commercialize new technologies for real-world applications across any industry looking to benefit from Autonomous Systems (AS) technologies in Nevada and abroad. NV-GDTA will work together with its members to identify opportunities for investment attraction and access to capital to help grow your businesses and AS solutions to help partners, stakeholders, and end-users to grow the economy, create new jobs, and support those jobs with a comprehensive work force development plan!

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Value to Members

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    Advocacy: NV-GDTA is the leading voice in promoting policies and regulations vital to growing and advancing the AS industry. Partnership with the NV-GDTA contributes to a shared effort in working with legislative and regulatory leaders to advocate for the future of AS technology and the industry.
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    Education and Information Hub: NV-GDTA is the premier resource and information hub on all AS integration. As the drone industry and technology is everchanging, it is vital to be up to speed on the latest testing, regulatory, and commercial advancements and the hurdles to advancing autonomous systems (AS). Members have access to regulatory guidance, crucial information and data, as well as education and training opportunities to help navigate the complex world of AS.
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    Access/Networking/Partnerships: NV-GDTA connects businesses, individuals, and innovative technology with a common interest in AS. We are the single window liaison to answer the call across the world to bring AS industry proponents and end-users together to create tangible business opportunities that fill niche drone industry gaps. From networking and informational events to direct member access, partners will have the chance to facilitate new and exciting partnerships.
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    Visibility and Recognition: As the premier industry collaborator, NV-GDTA gives members greater visibility within the global AS industry to promote jobs, technology, and critical business opportunities that help grow business.
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    Participation in Commercial and Government Contracts: NIAS fields public and private contracts acting as the primary contractor and industry matchmaker. Together with NIAS partners, stakeholders, and mutual clients, NV-GDTA will provide opportunities to its member to participate in these new business opportunities adding significant value as your industry change agent.

Mission

As the designated agency to manage the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site on behalf of the State of Nevada, NIAS positions Nevada as the global leader in Autonomous Systems (AS) deployment. NIAS is the world leading synergist, clearinghouse and learning accelerator establishing Nevada as the premier smart infrastructure ecosystems integrator for Autonomous Systems, which grows the AS industry while safely integrating AS into the daily lives of the public. With the backdrop of NIAS as the global leader proving applications of AS, NV-GDTA is uniquely positioned as the primary industry collaborator to facilitate, support, and promote AS commercialization in Nevada and across the globe!

NV-GDTA leverages the NIAS international network to create opportunities for its team mates across the globe!

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Direct Member Benefits

Advocacy/Information hub/Resource/Member Support
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    Opportunities to interface with the Nevada Autonomous Systems Lobbying team
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    Regulatory Guidance: Part 107; Drone Registration; and LAANC Authorization
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    Regular Updates on NIAS and Major Industry Announcements: Commercial; Testing; Legislative and Regulatory
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    Access to data reports and analysis on current AS technology trends
Education and Training Opportunities
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    Educational Seminars, Legislative Round Tables, and Workshops (e.g., security, insurance, legal)
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    Discounted NIAS sUAS training and Part 107 preparation, internship opportunities, and collaboration of novel Work Force Development programs helping the under-served community and high-school students gain access to STEM fields within the AS industry like never before; and even a program for professionals with experience in aviation or looking to break into the AS industry with the potential for guaranteed full-time employment opportunities should they complete the program, filling the much needed gap in developing a qualified workforce to meet the unprecedented growth of this exponential industry!
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    Industry Career Opportunities/Job Board
Member Access/Networking/ Events/Visibility
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    Membership Directory
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    Quarterly Events: Regulatory/Legislative Panel Discussion with Key Decision Makers; Major Technology Demonstration Events with end-users; International Investor Forum; Outbound Trade and Investment Attraction Missions (NIAS Pavilion at select Trade Shows)
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    Promotional and cross-marketing opportunities

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  • Through your membership, together we can make a real difference by contributing to and fostering the responsible development of and safe integration of Autonomous Systems into global industries – partner with NIAS today! Proceeds and contributions will be used to advance the goals of the NV-GDTA and support the ongoing operations and infrastructure enhancement for the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Sites, and the NIAS Unmanned Aviation Safety (NIAS-UAS) Center of Excellence. **NIAS reserves the right to screen members and/or participants.