Membership and Sponsorship Matters!

Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) is a Canadian-registered not-for-profit association that represents all three sectors of the rapidly growing industry of air, land and marine-based unmanned and remotely piloted vehicle systems.

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Committees. Our work is supported by membership dues, Association and Committee/Project sponsors, and the sponsors, delegates, and exhibitors who support our various events. We recognize the value of attracting – and rewarding – sponsors to enable us to do #GoodDroneWork. 

These three main sponsor streams enable leaders to support our advocacy and policy development work with regulators, outreach and education campaigns, committee and project activities, and day-to-day operations:

  1. Association Sponsors  
    Support our core marketing and outreach activities, day-to-day operations and work facilitate connections that nurture industry growth.
  2. Event Sponsors
    Ensure that we host world-class events such as our Annual National Unmanned Canada Conference and Trade Show, industry workshops, webinars, national Student Competitions and community outreach programs. 
  3. USC-STC Committee and Project Sponsors
    Understand that a strategic, collaborative approach and dedicated resources are required to move critical initiatives forward such as policy development work regulators, advancing Women in Drones and STEM initiatives, and developing and promoting safety and design standards.  

Sponsor Benefits

Individual, corporate and public sector sponsors help us to strengthen the unmanned system / remotely-piloted vehicle industry across Canada. Sponsors receive various direct and indirect benefits:

  1. Marketing Support – See examples in our UC19Ottawa Marketing Mix such as:
    1. Logos and sponsor links added to Sponsor Recognition Pages and inclusions in sections of our USC-STC newsletters, industry advertorials, webinars and USC-STC Director presentations.
    2. Announcements through various social media, email and online communication channels each month.
    3. Options to submit content for ‘Sponsor Feature Stories’ for our blog, social media posts and USC-STC newsletters.
    4. Social media support – alert us or tag @Unmanned Canada so our team can repost, like and share your content.
  2. Exclusive Sponsor Perks Opportunities to contribute
    1. Invitations to join USC-STC Working Groups and Roundtables to shape responsive regional and national regulatory frameworks, safety standards, best practices, etc.
    2. First rights of refusal to purchase ads and advertorial to coincide with USC-STC content distributed in various online and print industry trade publications – at a discounted rate.
  3. Raise your profile as a leader driving industry growth
    1. Recognition across a progressive community of allied businesses, educational institutions, associations and government organizations.
    2. Increased opportunities to demonstrate industry collaboration, share research and best practices, and attract investment that leads to business and enterprise development
    3. Address marketing, recruitment and Corporate Social Responsibility mandates by supporting Canada’s national non-profit industry association.

More details about Sponsorship Categories are promoted as we lead up to the Annual National Unmanned Canada Conference and Trade Show. So stay tuned – as those ‘donate’ buttons will be begging for some action!
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Remember: USC-STD members get various discounts on event sponsorship packages.
New and renewing members get a welcome email with discount codes to help you to maximize your investment!  Email us if you’ve already joined or renewed your annual membership this year: [email protected]
JOIN OR RENEW your annual USC-STC membership now to save!

Sponsorship directly supports our growing base of members and the broader ‘unmanned / remotely-piloted systems’ industry by enabling USC-STC to:

  • Deliver high-quality events such as conferences, networking sessions, educational/industry workshops, and student competitions
  • Promote the economic, social, educational and environmental benefits of aerial, ground and marine unmanned and remotely piloted vehicle systems. 
  • Provide platforms to gather and share industry best practices, knowledge, funding announcements, research and news
  • Support USC-STC Committees that liaise with other industry associations and government agencies to advocate for a responsive regulatory framework & drive strategic policy discussions    
  • Facilitate connections between entrepreneurs, emerging & established businesses, researchers, other associations, regulators and investors

Contact Us

Simply email [email protected] for more details about sponsorship opportunities.

Visit our UC19Ottawa Event Website for sponsorships available for the 17th Annual National Conference and Trade Show taking place this year in Ottawa, ON from October 30 to November 1, 2019. Contact our UC19Ottawa Exhibitor and Sponsor lead, Declan Sweeney, ASAP to check availability and tp ensure that you meet some critical print deadlines (near the the end of September).

We are upgrading this website’s online payment platform to enable online donations and sponsor contributions. We can always issue an invoice if you prefer paying by cheque to support our association, events and committees!

NOTE: We are updating the list of 2019 sponsors as we ramp up for UC19Ottawa. Past USC-STC sponsors include:

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