Preparing the world for
a future with drones

Drones to fight fires and deliver COVID-19 supplies

The Power of collaboration:

Drones to fight fires and deliver COVID-19 supplies are first to receive share of over £33 million government funding

The Government has announced today the first wave of winners receiving government funding for ground-breaking aviation projects solving major global challenges.

  • Projects include using drones and aviation technologies to solve major global challenges, including coronavirus pandemic and climate change, while creating new jobs across the UK

  • 20 winning ideas are the first wave of projects to be announced from a wider £33.5 million pot for 48 projects

  • funding is part of efforts to build back better from COVID-19 and support innovative new enterprises

We are so proud to be included in this list of innovative and collaborative projects:

Droneprep Ltd, Consortiq Limited and Windracers Limited, based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, will use unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver critical PPE and Covid-19 testing kits to vulnerable, rural communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

There will be further announcements shortly with more detailed information on our project and project partners.

Congratulations to all the winning projects – we can’t wait to see what’s achieved.


The Commercial UAV Show 2020

Gareth Whatmore Commercial UAV Show

The Commercial UAV Show is Europe’s largest virtual exhibition and conference for commercial UAV professionals. Celebrating its 7th year in 2020, the Commercial UAV Show brings together people from all across the globe.

DronePrep are delighted to be participating in this years event and looking forward to hearing from industry leaders on how they integrate UAVs into their business, ground-breaking manufacturers and engineers will explore and discuss the disruptive technologies of today and tomorrow, policy leaders, such as the CAA, will discuss the latest regulations.

On Tuesday 10 November DronePrep Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Whatmore will be participating in a panel – Air for Healthcare: A Contactless Journey. Gareth will be joined by:

Alex Brown, Skyports

Jason Reagan, Drone Life

Barry Koperberg, Wings for Aid

Christopher Law, Apian

This is set to be a fascinating discussion on how the NHS is using drone delivery in the fight against COVID-19 and managing the expansion of UAV medical delivery programmes as a response to fight the pandemic.

Given the current consortia projects DronePrep are currently involved with this will a real eye-opener for anyone interested to know more about how drone deliveries are progressing in the UK.

We really look forward to seeing you there.

UK PropTech Awards 2020

UK PropTech Awards

We’re absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the Most Collaborative Business Award – PropTech at the UK PropTech Awards 2020!

With over 200 nominations submitted, their independent panel of judges have reviewed all entries and we have been selected as a finalist.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do – We’re honored to be involved in a number of pioneering projects and consortia and to the have the support and backing of some of the most innovative and credible companies.

We truly believe that in working together we can achieve so much more, and for the better. Recognition in this category is a hugely proud moment for the team who are looking forward to awards night on the 18 November, and we wish the very best of luck to all finalists – ‘see’ you there!