Advanced Manufacturing Technologies To Enable Intelligent Drone Delivery
Project duration: 2 Years
Start Date: October 2021
Project budget: €3.9 million
The MIDRONE project will address consumer demand for fast, reliable, last-mile delivery. At full-scale deployment, the MIDRONE technology targets a delivery-cost reduction of 80% and a cost-per-delivery of €1, coupled with a 3-minute delivery time within a 2kms radius.
The project will also achieve significant positive impacts in terms of industry/Irish competitiveness, scalable company growth in revenue & jobs, and a wide array of performance & environmental benefits, including avoiding the emission of 7,400,000kgs of CO2. MIDRONE will be implemented by 2 SMEs, ÉireComposites and Manna, and the National University of Ireland Galway.
The overarching aim of the MIDRONE project is to support the disruption of the last-mile delivery business enabling faster and cheaper delivery times for consumers whilst lowering emissions, congestion and road traffic accidents.