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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.

This project has been funded by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and administered by Enterprise Ireland. 


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