Avy receives EIC Accelerator and flies above Europe – Drones Information
Innovative scale-up rewarded for international growth ambitions
EIC Accelerator’s grant application for the Champions League was awarded to Amsterdam-based Avy in July 2020. With the European Commission’s call for proposals to help fight the corona crisis, Avy has a desire for change and future-proof innovation. Avy contributes to the growing demand for care in the long term and in the short term. This remote drone is a solution for urgent medical transport between health facilities and supports emergency services with camera images in the event of incidents and. The 1.4 million grant will enable Avy to expand its experience and expertise in Europe.
Patrique Zaman, CEO and founder of Avy: “We are a“ Drones for Good ”organization. This means that we use our technology for life-saving applications. Think of the transport of medication or the support of the fire department and the police. Together with the Medical Drone Service consortium, we have been investigating how drones can be used to transport blood, medication and diagnostic samples from care locations to hospitals and laboratories since 2019. We do this together with ANWB Medical Air Assistance and PostNL, medical partners Erasmus MC and Sanquin as well as various technology partners. It is time to use our expertise and experience to contribute to the logistical challenge of centralized care in Europe. “
For medical emergency deliveries, Avy has developed an aircraft that combines a drone and an aircraft. The long-range drone has the flexibility of a drone and the efficiency of an aircraft. With the increasing demand for medical care, it is becoming increasingly important to shorten the response time between notification and medical care. Avy’s goal is to ensure medical care in a changing world and to demonstrate that drones can help bring care to the right place at the right time. Not only in the Netherlands and Europe, but also in emerging countries such as Africa, where Avy is also active.
About EIC Accelerator
Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s program to promote European research and innovation. The EIC Accelerator mainly focuses on innovative scale-ups with international growth ambitions, which have the plan to bring a new product, a new process or a new service to the European market. With this instrument, innovative companies can receive subsidies and optionally apply for equity capital. The Avy project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 960995.
Avy is a drone for the good. Avy is a pioneer in innovative aircraft technology for the transition to sustainable aviation, with a focus on life-saving missions and applications. Avy builds fixed wing drones; A combination of a drone and an aircraft that takes off and lands vertically changes to forward flight, allowing a line of sight beyond the line of sight. Avy drones are used for good applications such as medical supplies and initial measures. Avy is the winner of the Blue Tulip Awards – Mobility 2020.