Iris Automation has been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators community, an invitation-only group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of ethical technological and business model innovation.
Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues. Iris Automation has joined the Shaping the Future of Mobility platform.
Iris Automation is involved in the development of advanced detection systems used to help provide Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) capabilities that enable safe commercial drone operations including scalable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) missions.
As part of the Shaping the Future of Mobility platform, Iris Automation plans to support compatible projects adopted by the Drone Innovators Network (DIN), and partner with DIN to advance progressive air safety policy frameworks.
Jon Damush, CEO of Iris Automation, said: “Scaling the use of unpiloted aircraft promises tremendous economic and societal benefits. We are thrilled to work with the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community to share ideas and drive thoughtful solutions that address the pressing needs of our time.”
Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones at the World Economic Forum, said: “Amid major global disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a critical moment for innovative companies to bring forward new ideas to help protect lives and livelihoods of communities and industries around the world.
“The integration of unmanned air systems can positively impact vaccine logistics supply chains and other public health needs, but only if performed safely. We look forward to having Iris Automation contribute to our pursuit of solutions leading to these kinds of positive societal outcomes.”