Near Earth Autonomy wins Innovator of the Year award by Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) has chosen Near Earth Autonomy (Near Earth) as the 2022 AI/ML/Robotics – Innovator of the Year.

Near Earth’s technology enables uncrewed aircraft to autonomously take off, fly, and land safely, with or without GPS improving efficiency, performance, and safety for aircraft ranging from small drones to full-size helicopters. Near Earth is expanding and hiring for a wide variety of roles.

Near Earth recently partnered with the aerospace company Kaman (KAMN) and raised over $10 million in funding. Near Earth also integrated with Kaman’s K-Max Titan helicopter to enable autonomous aerial logistics as shown.

Each year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council celebrates the most successful and innovative companies in Southwestern PA at their Tech 50 Awards event. Winners were announced at the PTC’s 26th annual event with nearly 600 attendees to honor the leading technology companies in the Pittsburgh region.

“Every year, the list of finalists and winners continues to impress me. Nowhere else can you find companies large and small across multiple industry clusters solving the world’s toughest problems with
technology,” said PTC CEO Audrey Russo. “While Pittsburgh is known for self-driving cars, Near Earth
is unique in that it has pioneered autonomy for the next generation of aircraft. We expect nothing less
than a rethinking of aerial transportation from them. We are proud of Near Earth for bringing “Aviation
Alley” to the high-tech ecosystem in the Pittsburgh region.”

“We are grateful for the Tech Council’s recognition of our work in building the future of autonomous flight,” said Sanjiv Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of Near Earth Autonomy. “My sincere gratitude goes to our employees and collaborators in helping create the building blocks for safe and efficient autonomous
flight. The PTC has been a driving force behind the region’s upward trajectory, making Pittsburgh a great
place to grow and scale a technology company.”

About Near Earth Autonomy
Near Earth’s technology allows aircraft to autonomously take off, fly, and land safely, with or without GPS. Their solutions enable aerial mobility applications for partners in the commercial and defense sectors. Near Earth bridges the gap between aerospace and robotics with complete systems that improve efficiency, performance, and safety for aircraft ranging from small drones to full-size helicopters.
Their work won the 2018 Howard Hughes Award, which recognizes outstanding improvements in fundamental helicopter technology, and was a 2017 finalist for the Collier Trophy, one of the top aviation awards in the world.

More information is available at www.nearearth.aero.

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