Lisbon, March 31st, 2017 – Pro-Drone, S.A., a leading organization in automated drones for wind turbine’s blade surveys, announces its first licensing agreement with Brazilian wind energy specialist Arth-Wind to provide quality and safe inspections of wind blades to the Brazilian market. Arth-Wind is a company with a group of professionals with more than 9 years of experience in the Wind Market, with extensive experience in blade fleet management,
Since its conception, Pro-Drone’s mission is to revolutionize how wind turbines’ rotor blade inspections are carried out. In early September 2016 this mission became closer to reality when Pro-Drone successfully accomplished an autonomous inspection on a wind turbine located in the Vila Nova wind-park, near Coimbra, Portugal. After taking off, our drone was able to identify its location and lock on the programmed target (the specific blade which would be
Pro-Drone has successfully concluded a convertible note deal with Portuguese venture capital firm Betwixt Ventures. This round of pre-seed financing will allow Pro-Drone to continue investing heavily in the development of our integrated, turn-key solution for wind turbines’ blade inspections using autonomous UAVs. Betwixt Ventures operates out of Porto in Portugal and invests in early stage companies within the energy sector. Click here to learn more. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/betwixt-ventures#/entity
Pro-Drone and EDP recently finalized a deal to inspect 20 wind turbines using Pro-Drone’s autonomous aerial inspections solution. This is a first step towards closer integration with park operators, who are the main beneficiaries of the increase in efficiency that Pro-Drone’s solution offers.
Pro-Drone was recently featured in one of the largest informations portals in the world – The Huffington Post. Speaking after the INNOVEIT conference in Hungary, Pro-Drone’s founder & CEO, André Moura commented: “We are at a very exciting stage of our development with several pilots across many countries planned in the following months, with the first one starting next week with EDP Renewables” who are one of the largest windpark
The 2016 EIT Awards recently took place in Budapest, Hungary, honoring some of the most exciting and innovative European projects. On EIT’s website, one can read that “The EIT Venture Award puts successful entrepreneurial start-ups that have been supported by the KICs through a dedicated business creation or business development process in the spotlight.” Pro-Drone is delighted to have been selected as one the finalists for 2016 and having the
We are proud to announce that Pro-Drone has been announced as the winner of ENEL Green Power EGP Innovation Competition! Our solution was distinguished in the international competition that aimed to solve five technical challenges that the renewable energy sector currently faces and that requires innovative ideas. Among the 130 proposals received Pro-Drone won in the category of ‘Use of drones in O&M activities’ and will receive 10k€ in cash
On the 22nd and 23rd of October the annual The Business Booster, the event that brings over 100 KIC supported ventures under the same roof, took place in Berlin. This is a very important event on our calendar as it is a great opportunity to showcase our development and meet potential clients and investors. It was an incredibly successful event for Pro-Drone as we found interest from several investors as