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Hybrid fuel-electric multicopter RPAS with 10 times more flight time than current solutions in the market

Objective

Quaternium, current SME Instrument Champion at Phase 1, will create a new global market of long-endurance multirotor drones with over 2,000 Million € value, which the company will lead with 25% market share. This milestone will be achieved thanks to HYBRiX innovation, the first hybrid fuel-electric multirotor drone. HYBRiX has 10 times more flight time than its existing alternatives. This disruptive innovation will provide an highly valuable solution for customers who cannot afford a manned helicopter, but need more flight time than current multirotor drones can offer.

HYBRiX innovation is currently at TRL6. With this prototype, Quaternium set the World Record of Multirotor Endurance in December 2017, performing a flight of 4hr and 40 minutes and achieving a wide communication impact worldwide.

The expected outcome at the end of this project will be to have HYBRiX multicopter at TRL9, ready for commercialization and production at wide scale with initial traction and product / market / regulation fit. By then Quaternium will have capacity to assemble, storage, distribute and sell >500 HYBRiX UAS / year with a commercial representation and technical support network in Europe and North America and positioning in the global market as a leading European manufacturer of professional drones.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Coordinator

QUATERNIUM TECHNOLOGIES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
C Pintor Cortina 3 3
46000 Valencia
Spain

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 642 857,50