How to make this earth a safe and comfortable place for all of us, and do so in a sustainable way? In the themes of Living & Working and Mobility, experts and judges were looking for innovative answers to these big questions. They found them in winners of the Blue Tulip Awards 2020: Avy Drones and DeNoize.
Avy’s ‘Superhero from the sky’
Avy took home the grand prize in the Mobility category of the Blue Tulip Awards. The Dutch startup makes drones to be used for good. Avy’s drones are not the regular remote-controlled choppers though. As Avy-founder Patrique Zaman explains, these have a lot more going for them. “Our drones are a combination between an aeroplane and a drone. We added wings. So they can take off and land vertically, like any other drone. But at a certain altitude, they transition to wingboard flight, where the wings generate lift.” According to Zaman, this allows the drones to fly ten times as far, long and efficiently at five times the speed of regular drones.