EIC Accelerator’s ‘champions-league’ grant application was awarded to Amsterdam based company, Avy in July 2020.
With the call of the European Commission for proposals that contribute to the fight against the corona crisis, Avy has a desire for change and future-proof innovation.
The firms says it aims to contribute to the increasing demand for care in the long and short term.
It references its long-distance drone as a solution for urgent medical transport between healthcare facilities and supports emergency services with camera images in case of incidents.
The granted subsidy of 1.4 million will enable Avy to expand its experience and expertise in Europe.
Patrique Zaman, CEO and founder of Avy: “We are a ‘Drones for good’ organisation. This means that we use our technology for life-saving applications. Think about medication transport or, supporting the fire brigade and the police. Together with the Medical Drone Service consortium, we have been investigating how drones can be used for the transport of blood, medicines and diagnostic samples from care locations to hospitals and laboratories since 2019.”
Adding: “We do this together with ANWB Medical Air Assistance and PostNL, medical partners Erasmus MC and Sanquin and various technology partners. It’s time to use our expertise and experience to make a contribution to the logistical challenge of centralised care within Europe.”