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This investment will enable Picterra to pursue its mission of democratizing access to Earth observation imagery and geospatial ML.
4 May 2022|

Picterra raises USD 6.5 million to democratize geospatial mapping

Vaud-based Picterra is a leading provider of geospatial machine learning software. The company announced the closing of a USD 6.5 million financing round led by VI Partners. Earth Observation imagery is this century’s key resource. As satellite and aerial imagery become more accessible, companies are discovering new use cases as part of their data strategy. […]

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Dufour Aerospace's Aero2 eVTOL
6 December 2021|

Dufour Aerospace will commercialize its “Swiss army knife” Aero2 eVTOL

Initially intended as a technology demonstrator aircraft, the Aero2 drone developed by the Valais-based company Dufour Aerospace will be officially commercialized. A first prototype will be built by the end of 2022. The Aero2 tilt-wing drone developed by Dufour Aerospace was initially intended to serve as a technology demonstrator. However, its performance in flight tests has led […]

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senseFly eBee drone
26 October 2021|

AgEagle to acquire Vaud-based drone pioneer senseFly

Western Switzerland drone pioneer senseFly has announced that US company AgEagle will acquire it from Parrot in a cash and stock transaction valued at USD 23 million. Founded in 2009 and employing 19 people, senseFly develops and produces a proprietary line of eBee-branded, high performance, fixed wing drones for professional use. Safe, ultra-light and easy to use, these […]

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16 June 2021|

Flybotix receives a Tech Growth Loan for its indoor inspection drones

EPFL start-up Flybotix has received a Tech Growth Loan in the amount of CHF 400’000 for its drone based on a proprietary propulsion and steering technology that brings disruptive changes to the market of indoor industrial inspection drones. Drones are more and more widely used to inspect hard-to-reach and dangerous areas, but many of them […]

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18 May 2021|

Windshape, swiss aeropole and CSEM partner with Boeing

Boeing partners with Western Switzerland key players Windshape, swiss aeropole and CSEM to advance the existing Swiss-based UAS ecosystem, developing critical technologies that will shape the future of the commercial and defense aerospace industry. Boeing is proposing 11 new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) research projects with partners across Switzerland’s French, Italian and German-speaking regions. The research […]

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Drone DLog
10 May 2021|

Vaud-based start-up Dpendent seeks to make drones more independent

Based at the heart of the “Drone Valley”, Dpendent has just received a loan of CHF 100’000 to develop a new technology aimed at increasing the independence of drones. Nowadays, drones are used for increasingly complex missions, requiring the tool to be as efficient as possible. Although the technology is evolving, with more precise, smaller […]

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13 April 2021|

Crop protection UAVs pioneer Aero41 participates in a EUR 7 million project funded by the EU

Lausanne-based drone start-up Aero41 will lend its advanced software design and deployment capabilities to the EU-funded SESAME project. EUR 7 million will be invested in the project.

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Indoor drone inspection
11 January 2021|

Drone company Flyability raises EUR 7 million to accelerate its global expansion

The Vaud-based indoor inspection drone company and EPFL spin-off, Flyability, has raised EUR 7 million to accelerate its global expansion. Since its foundation in 2014, Flyability has grown to become the leading indoor inspection drone company with over 500 customers, 100 employees and a network of over 50 resellers worldwide. With its technology, the company […]

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