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Innovation Challenge

“we’re bringing together drone enthusiasts from across Queensland and Australia to create a vibrant Startup style entrepreneurial environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn rapidly, network, bridge the gap between industries & trades, researchers & enthusiasts and expose potential, create and see actual results all in 1 weekend”

Venue is River City Labs in the Queensland Startup Precinct

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A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already starting to cater to clients in agriculture, land management, energy, and construction. Many of the vendors are smallish private companies and startups plus large defense-focused companies and industrial conglomerates are beginning to invest in drone technology too. We’re bringing these together for the weekend at FUTURE DRONE.

Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters in a business that’s due to boom by more than 6,000 percent by the end of the decade. The global market for commercial applications of drone technology, currently estimated at about $2 billion, will balloon to as much as $127 billion by 2020 according to consulting group PWC LLP.

The FUTURE DRONE event will bring together participants from Industry, Universities, Startups plus pure Drone Enthusiasts in an action packed, energy infused weekend of exploration, innovation, discovery and creation resulting in potentially “new innovative companies” based around drone tech or services being created to solve big industry problems.

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Held over 50 odd hours the FUTURE DRONE Innovation Event will bring together drone enthusiasts from across Queensland and Australia to create a vibrant Startup style entrepreneurial environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn rapidly, network, bridge the gap between industries & trades, researchers & enthusiasts and expose potential, create and see actual results.  We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration event and we hope you will help us reach our goals by supporting this first for Queensland. FUTURE DRONE Innovation Challenge & Pitch Night.

FUTURE DRONE Innovation Challenge will be held on Sept 8th-10th in Brisbane, Queensland at River City Labs in the Startup Precinct.  Our participant count is expected to be upto 100 but it could well be more.

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Brief Event Schedule

Friday 8th 6.PM – Food, Networking, Guest Speakers, Ideas are pitched, Problems to be solved are proposed. Teams form and start work on their hacks, new startup ideas or innovative services.

Saturday 9th – Teams continue to work on their innovations, validating the problem they’re solving with stakeholders and customers and working with mentors to hit the problems head on. Hungry…no problem we feed you day and night, caffeine to if you want it!

Sunday 10th – Teams continue during the morning to complete their ideas, hacks, MVP’s or flesh out their new startup company. You’ll be getting to work too on your pitch deck for the wrap up Pitch Competition later in the PM. After an early feed teams will pitch to judges for prizes, fame & glory.

FAQ for FUTURE DRONE Click Here  and you can get TICKETS for PARTICIPANTS here.

Sponsorship Opportunities – This is a fabulous opportunity for your organisation to position itself in the drone space and be recognized as innovative and entrepreneurial.

Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters in a business that’s due to boom by more than 6,000 percent by the end of the decade.

The global market for commercial applications of drone technology, currently estimated at about $2 billion, will balloon to as much as $127 billion by 2020 according to consulting group Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP.

We have some sponsorship options available, depending on what you’d like to do. As a starting point, take a look at our Sponsor Page and Sponsorship Deck for options and additional details.