Millions of people don't access delivery, or must pay high delivery surcharges for a very basic service. A recent Scottish Parliament's Report revealed that 1 million Scottish were experiencing denial of service or "postcode penalties" (1/5 of the population).
IONA develops autonomous drone solutions to reduce polluting and expensive dead driving times in low-density areas. We are an impact-for-profit start-up fighting rural marginalization and climate change.
Our zero-emissions Beetle drones efficiently carry cargo to and from remote locations, cutting straight and above complex terrains.
Their innovative design make them perfectly suited for day-to-day logistics. It has been made possible thanks to intense R&D from IONA's Team and partnerships with the best Aerospace players in the United-Kingdom and Europe.
The company was incorporated in October 2021 and the team cumulates over 60 years of experience in Aerospace.
Also, partners include: Cranfield University (Barclays Eagles Labs Incubator), The National Robotarium (R&D Centre), The National Composites Centre (SME Boost Program), NVIDIA (Inception Program), Innovate UK (EDGE Program) and Highlands & Islands Enterprise - HIE (Delivery Trials - Scotland).