🎉 Exciting news!is taking a quantum leap in our mission to combat climate change. We're thrilled to announce our selection for Venture Launchpad!This opportunity, in collaboration with, isn't your average accelerator.
It's a climate-centric platform with a mission that aligns with ours: to construct scalable, pragmatic solutions that will significantly decrease carbon emissions - by millions of tonnes - within the crucial timeline our planet demands.We're stepping into the future, and it's Net Zero.
Together, we're not just envisioning it, we're building it.We're eager to innovate, collaborate, and drive impactful change for a sustainable future. Stay tuned for updates on our journey.
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This revolutionary drone features a unique tilting rotor design, combining the advantages of a conventional aircraft in terms of lift and energy consumption with the flexibility of vertical takeoff capabilities for specific operations. 🛫
Our energy-efficient UAV is not only the most energy-efficient on the market, but it also offers greater range and cargo capacity, making it a game-changer for rural logistics, medical applications, and Agritech. 🌾🚑
By reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint, IONA's drone is paving the way for a sustainable future in UAV technology. ♻️🌍
We couldn't be prouder of our team's dedication and hard work, which made this achievement possible. Let's celebrate this milestone and continue to shape the future of sustainable drone technology together! 🥳🤝
IONA has just returned from an enriching 3-day trip to Scotland, where we met with various partners to discuss upcoming projects and share ideas on the future of autonomous systems and drone technology.
Day 1️⃣: We kicked off our journey in Edinburgh by meeting with the Centre for Sustainable Logistics. We had an engaging discussion on the impact of autonomous systems. We then went to Glasgow to meet with CENSIS, The Data Lab - Innovation Centre, and the University of Strathclyde to outline a Fleet Management System project that will revolutionize our operations.
That evening, we attended a stimulating event organized by the London Business School Alumni Group of Scotland, focusing on financing innovation. Held at The Green Room - Wine Bar, the gathering allowed us to network with industry leaders and discuss venture capital and start-ups.
Day 2️⃣: we visited The National Robotarium, which will support the development of our robotics! This partnership will help us advance our drone technology and create innovative solutions for various industries.
We then enjoyed lunch at Heriot-Watt University, where we discussed the development of a delivery algorithm that will optimize our services and enhance efficiency for our clients.
We're excited to embark on these new projects and continue pushing the boundaries of drone technology.
Thank you for the warm welcome and inspiring atmosphere! We can't wait to see the results of our collaborative efforts! 🌟
It's with great pleasure that finally disclose - a small part - of the technology that we have been working on for a few months now. The Sonnet Quad is the most efficient design for a cargo UAV and has been developed for local day-to-day logistics. It thrives precisely where delivery vans struggle, and its modularity opens a myriad of business opportunities.
Yesterday, received the New Business Award. with this choice, is helping us to get closer to our mission: removing 50Mt of CO2 emissions per year in the UK (and in France/Europe very soon) with a fully autonomous local logistics network that unlocks rural areas' potential.
"I believe that likely 30% of the global population could be served by autonomous drone networks in 20 years. This is, in most countries, the percentage of rural and suburban residents for which it makes sense to do so considering the energy and costs involved. For instance, last-mile delivery is a £1.4Bn market just in Scotland, where 1M people experience delivery surcharges (£45M in 2021) or can’t access delivery."
IONA joins the Barclays Eagle Labs incubator at Cranfield University as well as the NVIDIA Inception Program. Also, The National Robotarium in Edinburgh will host a Robotics R&D Centre.
“The plans put forward by Iona are ambitious and could revolutionize the way deliveries are carried out in rural areas by showcasing a new tech solution to this problem, so I’m keen to work with Iona and other stakeholders to look at a trial of this system here in Moray.” Richard Lochhead, Moray MSP.
Logistics is not about getting your groceries in 10mn instead of 15mn. Especially in rural areas, it fights social marginalization and climate change by reducing car dependency, stimulates the local economy by expanding local businesses' customer base and saves households £1,000/year by offering them more choice.
We are proud to appear in #LBSVenturesSpolight this month, to discuss how drone technologies can fight #RuralMarginalization and #ClimateChange.
Thanks to the Entrepreneurship and Private Capital at London Business School, more specifically to Federico Brath, Nina Cardelús Vilalta and Ankush Thakkar for this interview!
IONA believes that drones can help low-density areas access qualitative, sustainable and affordable deliveries.
We fight rural marginalization and climate change with an impact-for-profit start-up. In this article, the CEO highlights unexpected findings the team had along the way. Quick talk about a very trendy topic: is innovation necessarily progress?
Pitch session in January at LBS, with great entrepreneurs and start-ups as part of a social impact panel 🌱
Thank you to the Entrepreneurship Club and the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital for this event and opportunity to discuss logistics and climate change♻️🌍