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Innovation Challenge

“OUR MISSION: To bring together drone enthusiasts from across  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 one weekend”

 

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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. 

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 brought 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 and hack the drone industry.

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Held over 50 odd hours the FUTURE DRONE Innovation Event brought together drone enthusiasts from across Queensland to create a vibrant Startup style entrepreneurial environment where passionate people can together and got things done; to learn rapidly, network, bridge the gap between industries & trades, researchers & enthusiasts and expose potential, create and see actual results.  

The very first FUTURE DRONE Innovation Challenge was held on September 8-10 2017 in Brisbane, Queensland at River City Labs in The Precinct – Advance Queensland.  

The winner of the very first Future Drone Innovation Challenge was able to code a new sub-routine using available Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect a one weed type using a standard camera attached to a drone and has since gone on to further refine this new technology.

 

Are you looking for an innovative event?  Want to be part of the drone revolution?  Do you need a cutting edge solution for your business?   Contact david@worlddronechallenge.org

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Brief Schedule of Events

Friday 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 – 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 – 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.

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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.

Are you looking for an innovative event?  Want to be part of the drone revolution?  Do you need a cutting edge solution for your business?   Contact david@worlddronechallenge.org