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.