The drone industry faces several key challenges that prevent fast adoption of drone technology by mainstream enterprises. Amongst the main challenges are: complex drone regulations, high upfront cost and inadequate drone experience. In general, there is a real need for an end-to-end solution that would enable transforming data collected by drones into actionable aerial intelligence data.
DroneGrid is an enterprise platform that enables 2D and 3D aerial inspections of assets using drones, including automated analysis of actionable data. Without needing their own drone fleet, our customers can easily access commercial drone technologies through DroneGrid to gather aerial intelligence and to easily integrate them into their existing processes. We take care of subcontracting the best drone operators for our clients. This enables enterprises to take better decisions, improve staff safety, increase asset efficiency and digitise their field information.
DroneGrid consists of an industrial customer app/web platform, backend AI engine and an API layer that integrates with commercial drone software, various third-party services such as weather, regulatory, operational services and enterprise ERPs. On the other side, the platform can be used by certified and pre-approved drone pilots to perform missions on ordered customer operations.
DroneGrid is already available in a functional commercial version in several markets: renewable energy (solar inspections), construction and mining. In order to enter additional industries, we need to improve 3D capabilities (vertical) as well as enhance its intelligence abilities.
DroneGrid was established in August 2016 and is a pioneer developer of a smart cloud-based drone solution. DroneGrid has achieved significant growth and now has an international customer base and operations in 22 countries. In 2018, DroneGrid has already secured a €1 million cash investment from Chroma Impact investment fund.
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