UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you (and your open source drone)

By on June 23, 2018
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The following post has been pulled from the original post on suasnews.com.

If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open-source drone prototype or service (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.

They are currently looking to invest in a group of companies developing drone solutions. Examples of these include, but are not limited to:

1) Software to collect, share and analyse data from UAVs (for low-connectivity areas)

  • Remote transfer or processing of visual data over low bandwidth networks
  • AI / Machine learning / Deep learning algorithms for feature detection and counting
  • Data management portal/stakeholder access protocol management

**Of particular interest software applications that work in low-connectivity areas

2) Software to manage flight and delivery operations

  • Manage supply chain payments and quality of assets for sensitive products
  • Load, delivery or flight navigation optimization
  • Digital management of delivery execution
  • Feature detection to land or drop deliveries autonomously on landing pads

3) Business models and sustainable drone services in emerging markets

  • Develop new services through the use of existing third-party drones for transport, image capturing and analysis (e.g. to support health care, crop disease detection, risk  mapping, search and rescue, disaster preparedness, etc.)
  • Explore ways to combine existing services into multi-role service applications

4) Air Safety, risk management tools and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Systems

  • Simulation or predictive tools for managing altitude, navigation deconfliction, schedules, routings, or fleet management
  • Use case specific risk assessment tools (integratable with ICAO, EASA, NASA or other internationally recognised frameworks in development)
  • APP for field operations and decision-making process management
  • Machine-to-machine / V2V anti-collision software, neural networks

If you are working on open source technology solutions, you can find how to apply here or in the original post on suasnews.com.









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