DJI has partnered with the Polytechnic University of Turin in a move to establish the drone manufacturer in education and research markets.
The China-based company is hoping to use the University’s knowledge of education within the industry to play a part in its drone curriculum.
The partnership lays out the key principles for the cooperation and sets out how DJI and the University will work together on setting the industry standards for drone curriculum, including best practices for enterprise applications.
Additionally, both organisations will collaborate on utilising different customisation components for new commercial drone solutions.
The institution has been involved in drone technology for since 206 and is one of the first European higher education providers to offer a drone-based course.
The new drone mapping course consists of modules which teach Bachelor students a range of different disciplines such as fundamentals related to drones, leveraging drones to acquire image data for surveying/mapping, architectural 3D modelling, disaster reconstruction as well as environmental engineering.
Its content also prepares students to critically assess surveying procedures and obtainable results leading to actionable insights.
Tautvydas Juskauskas, public development manager and DJI EMEA, thinks the partnership highlights the good work the firm is doing in the commercial segment of the industry.
He said: ”The success of our industry will depend on how young professionals will use drones in their future working environment. ‘The Polytechnic University of Turin serves as a great example of a real commercial drone ecosystem, by providing an infrastructure for drone education, drone research, and innovation.
He added: “We are very proud to support the University because the drone curriculum provides students and researchers with a solid theoretical and practical foundation for forthcoming enterprise solutions.”
Watch DJI’s video put at as part of the partnership announcement here: