UPS and Matternet partner for FAA-sanctioned deliveries of medical samples in North Carolina

A small, white drone last month began delivering samples, including blood, between Raleigh’s WakeMed Hospital surgical center and the primary testing lab at its main campus. In the following weeks, the supplies made daily flights that professionals hope will eventually transport life-saving products like blood to more rural locations.

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Apply now for the European Startup Prize for mobility

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Created to support startup companies who are developing sustainable mobility innovations, the European Startup Prize For Mobility is a leading public-private initiative first launched by Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee, and co-founded by Boston Consulting Group and Via ID.

Supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as influential partners such as ADP, GRDF, Europcar Mobility Group and RATP, the competition invites mobility startups from around Europe to participate. These partners all bring together their networks, financial knowledge and key areas of influence as they work to recognize future mobility champions over the course of the competition.

The top 10 selected entries (both the Silver and Gold Award recipients) win an all-expenses paid tour of five European tech capitals to meet potential customers, investors, business accelerators and local partners throughout 2019.

In addition to this tour, four Gold Award winners will also be selected to receive specific entrepreneurial, business and legal mentoring from Boston Consulting Group and other legal and corporate partners to help grow their operations in Europe and beyond.

Five hundred startups participated in last year’s edition of the European Startup Prize For Mobility. Selected winners included Klaxit, Cocolis, Cargonexx and Whim by Maas Global.

Key Links

Website : https://startupprize.eu/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/EuStartupPrize/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/eustartupprize
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/eustartupprize/
Startups Applications : https://www.f6s.com/eustartups/apply

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) as Media Partner

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Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) as Media Partner

About Unmanned Systems Technology
Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) provides up-to-the-minute information about technological developments in unmanned air, land, sea and space systems, and suppliers in the industry. Whether electronics, software, components, subsystems, services or full vehicle platforms, we strive to highlight capabilities of businesses and organisations operating in this sector. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) as Media Partner”

Medical Drone Flight in the Netherlands – Presented by Patrique Zaman, Avy

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Medical Drone Flight in the Netherlands – Presented by Patrique Zaman, Avy, at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Learn how we developed a specialized medical cargo wing drone and how we plan to operate this for scheduled and urgent flights in between hospitals in the Netherlands. This presentation will give you an insight in the state-of-the-art technology that is being used, how we work with the new EU regulation and how we modified the aircraft to keep the medical cargo cooled. Continue reading “Medical Drone Flight in the Netherlands – Presented by Patrique Zaman, Avy”

Dave Merrill, Elroy Air, will cover technical and commercial aspects of the autonomous air cargo logistics system

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Elroy Air is developing autonomous aircraft systems to deliver goods to the world’s most remote places. Powered by sensing and autonomy, their vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) cargo transport system will operate outside of airport infrastructure. Immediate relief in disaster and firefighting situations, commercial cargo delivery by air to replace long / inefficient truck routes, and rapid autonomous resupply for troops in the field. The founders and much of the team worked at early UAV companies in the Bay Area (3D Robotics, Airware), and the company is backed by venture financing. The Elroy Air team is currently completing the design of their full-scale aircraft and readying sub-scale prototypes for first flights.

This talk will cover both the technical and commercial aspects of the autonomous air cargo logistics system under development by Elroy Air. In addition to a discussion about the aircraft itself, prototypes of our cargo-handling robotics will be shown and discussed. Bring your questions and ideas! Looking forward to a lively discussion about the next wave of innovation and development in aerospace, autonomy and logistics.

About Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill is a technology executive and hardware startup founder with a computer science and human computer interaction background (Stanford/MIT). His first startup was acquired by drone-maker 3D Robotics in 2014, where he led R&D and IP strategy. After serving as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Lemnos, Merrill co-founded Elroy Air with Clint Cope to develop autonomous aircraft systems to deliver goods to the world’s most remote places. He is currently the CEO of Elroy Air.

Presentation about drones delivery project in Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

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The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management in the Netherlands, the Province of Drenthe, ANWB, NLR, Delft University of Technology and UMCG Ambulancezorg have signed a letter of intent for the Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Unmanned medical flight between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands. Continue reading “Presentation about drones delivery project in Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands”

Delivery by air in the USA closer to reality thanks to FAA’s drone tracking plan

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Deliveries by drones took a step closer to being allowed in the U.S. after the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the FAA in June has submitted its report and recommendations to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues. Continue reading “Delivery by air in the USA closer to reality thanks to FAA’s drone tracking plan”

Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA

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Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA, which takes place on March 20, 2018, North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first operational regular UCA service is to be inaugurated this year in Kenya. Organizations like SESAR see great potential in UCA and the basic technologies are there. Why, then, is the introduction of UCA progressing so slowly? In this presentation an overview is given of the ‘state of the art’ in UCA: development programs, business opportunities, challenges and prospects. Some subjects will be: various configurations of UCA, operational concepts and the position of small companies versus established manufacturers. Continue reading “Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA”

Flirtey will deliver defibrillators to 911 callers to help treat cardiac arrest (VIDEO)

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Flirtey has formed a partnership with REMSA Health, a provider of ambulance and emergency health services in the state of Nevada. Flirtey and REMSA plan to dispatch a drone to deliver a portable defibrillator whenever a 911 caller in the area reports symptoms of cardiac arrest.

J.W. Hodge, REMSA’s chief of operations for health care, said they hope to reach patients in less time than it would take an ambulance to cut through traffic. Continue reading “Flirtey will deliver defibrillators to 911 callers to help treat cardiac arrest (VIDEO)”