Australian drone logistics company Swoop Aero has been named a global innovator by the World Economic Forum.
The Brisbane company manufactures its Kite drone and utilises them to deliver urgent supplies such as medicines and vaccines in remote areas of developing nations, mainly in Africa.
It joins a Global Innovators community whuich is an invitation-only group of promising start-ups at the forefront of technological and business model innovation.
CEO Eric Peck said: “We are delighted to join the ‘Global Innovators’ community at the Forum, and to work alongside a group of like-minded, impact-driven organisations.
“As a Global Innovator, Swoop Aero will continue to pioneer the next giant leap in how essential supplies and services are delivered, and build a new infrastructure layer for society.”
Swoop Aero is the world’s first company to deliver a vaccine by commercial drone, and now has approvals to fly in 14 countries.
Since 2017, their integrated drone platform has been scaled to span countries including UK, Malawi, DR Congo, Mozambique, Australia and New Zealand.
Swoop Aero also delivers services covering e-commerce, emergency and disaster management and wildlife conservation.
Head of the Global Innovators communiuty at the WEF Verena Kuhn said: “Swoop Aero will work alongside other innovators and industry leaders to spur the advancement and acceleration of drone technology for the benefit of the global community.f the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum.
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