Vadim Kramar plans and manages RDI projects at Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland, where he has been involved in research and innovation activities and project development since 2001. Vadim was among the initiators of Arctic Drone Labs (ADL) in 2017 and now leads international activities of this Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) innovation ecosystem, and the EC accredited Digital Innovation Hub (DIH). Since 2019, Vadim has been the Initiator and a primary facilitator of the International Workshop on Advances in Innovative Drone Enhanced Applications (IDEA) and the co-organiser of the Arctic Robot Challenge. In 2019, Vadim was among the initiators of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Oulu strategic initiative, which kicked off at the beginning of 2020. Since then, Vadim has led the UAM Oulu and represented the City of Oulu at the UAM Initiative Cities Community – UIC2 of the EU Smart Cities Marketplace. So far, UAM Oulu is the only U-space test centre from Finland that joined the European network of U-space stakeholders established by EUROCONTROL together with EASA and SESAR JU. In 2020, Vadim was proposed to coordinate the network of Finnish universities, UCNDrone, contributing to the development of research and education relevant to the UAS domain in Finland. Now, the UCNDrone network operates utilising funding allocated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Finland. In addition to that, Vadim contributes to the development of UAM in Europe and in Finland as a UAS and UAM expert of Flying Forward 2020 Horizon 2020 project and FUAVE project and ecosystem funded by the Academy of Finland, and the development of UAS professional education through his activities regarding the DroneMaster project. Vadim’s research interests include the UAM, the Nordic/Arctic challenges associated with UAS, IoT, communications, and blockchain for UAS, and novel applications of UAS. On a regular basis, Vadim carries out networking and business development tasks, anticipating future trends, and conducts operational and strategic planning and collaborative actions with research, business, education stakeholders, and decision-makers.