The first annual EU Drone Awards were held on Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels. The EU Drone Awards is an organization of the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF).
“The EU Drone Awards are a great way to put innovations and new developments in the drone industry in the spotlight and give your entrepreneurs a well-deserved boost,” says Marc Kegelaers, CEO of Unifly, which was named Best Emerging Drone Company.
In total, there were 50 candidates from 14 countries. The nine finalists were then selected out of the categories, Best Drone Manufacturer, Best Drone-based Application and Best Emerging Drone Company.
The Best Emerging Drone Company category considers the emerging company while taking into consideration account market potential, impact of the solution, team, European dimension and technological innovation.
“Unifly was very honored to receive the Best Emerging Drone Company award. We see it as recognition of everything we have achieved so far and as extra motivation to continue on the chosen path,” Kegelaers says.
As for the other categories, Microdrones won Best Drone Manufacturer and the best drone-based application was awarded to Clear Flight Solutions.
Source : auvsi.org