Inspiring & Unexpected: The Winners & Finalists in 2017
DRONE PIONEER AWARD Winner 2017: ECOSwat
In spite of computer models and all engineering know-how, mankind still cannot predict droughts with certainty. Through the drones’ images by ECOSwat, people get now the overview and are convinced to take responsibility for their own homes. The International Cooperation of Technology with Local Administrative is developing educational programs for the population to develop a more adapted, safer habitat. Learnings from the ECOSwat project not only follow the UN-formulated goals of a sustainable society, but also provide a fundamental basis for other impact driven projects.
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of Technology and Society goes to Elephant Survival Organization (ESO)
The initiative ESO is founded on the belief that aerial surveillance is a required ingredient to win the war to protect African Wildlife: and that it is inevitable that this service will be delivered by drones. The question isn’t drones or planes. It’s how to use the drones effectively and untangle the many operational options they propose. This process has led to a de-facto consensus with conservation experts and this has led to a public convergence of traditional and progressive Protected Area strategies.
A safe Step into new Places: BathyCopter by RIEGL
Instruments and methods to repeatedly survey waterbodies in a cheap, safe, and efficient manner have high potential. RIEGL‘s BathyCopter is a laser rangefinder which can measure into the water and provides river profiles with an accuracy and resolution that by far outperform the traditional method of wading through the river with a GPS pole. The BathyCopter therefore represents a perfect example how state of the art UAV technology together with innovative sensors provide data acquired in comparatively short time even in areas which would have been dangerous to access on the ground.
What our jury and supporters say
Principal at Joschka Fischer & Company
Policy Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Goal of the Award: Impact beats Tech
The airspace above cities will be politically renegotiated, and the international drone set is getting ready for monetization. Very soon drones will touch all areas of our society.
In 2018, INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO will award drone applications related to major social problems for the first time. The award is also meant to ignite public debate about new opportunities without shying away from conflict – both nationally and internationally and in the most relevant industry meet in Europe.
Awarding visionary applications
Companies, startups, organizations and project groups that work on drone applications either B-2-C or B-2-B application solutions are welcome to apply.
The award will honour projects that will transform the market and help to reach goals in the seven categories of a sustainable society. Please find application form under the download link and use your chance to win 5,000 EUR and a lot of respect!
Deadline: Extended to 20th September 2018.
DRONE PIONEER AWARD Jury 2018
Sektorprogramm Digitalisierung für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Joschka Fischer & Company
Dr. Marc Thom
Venture Capital Senior Investment Manager
Product Management at Airbus Aerial
Senior Research Analyst and
Leader in the Unmanned Systems Hub at McKinsey