IONA develops autonomous drones for logistics in rural and remote areas
Unlocking rural areas' potential
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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).

Scotland experience high delivery surcharges (or "postcode penalties") for basic logistics - Scottish Parliament Report 2019


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.

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Bulandet, Norway


Our zero-emissions Sonnet Quad 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.

IONA Sonnet Quad drone flying over an harbour in Scotland - 3D rendering - All Rights Reserved

Who we are?

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).

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IONA's Team - Etienne Louvet, Paulo Geraldes and Saif-Deen Akanni
IONA Logistics Ltd.
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