On 21st February, swissnex China organized an networking-event focused on Swiss safe drones in Shanghai. Including scientists, investors and experts from local drone industry, 50 registered guests came and joined the event. We invited Xiaolin Briod-Wang, General Manager of Greater China at Swiss startup & EPFL spin-off Flyability to give us the speech about its drone ELIOS, which is the world’s first collision-tolerant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The speech was followed by networking session with Swiss-style refreshments.
During the event, Xiaolin presented Flyability and introduced it’s safe drone - ELIOS - for industrial inspection where it avoids sending people in dangerous and confined spaces for the inspection of energy, oil & gas or transport infrastructure. ELIOS is also active in search & rescue and security to assess emergency situations without putting humans at risk.
Integrated payload, on-board lightening, continuous operation, LIVE 2.4 GHZ video feedback, protective frame… as Master of Science in Microtechnology, Xiaolin explained the design and construction of ELIOS in details. She also showed two videos as examples that ELIOS was used for inspection in China in order to save the cost and time as well as improve the safety: one is for China-ASEAN Exposition event inspection, the other is for sewer inspection in Shanghai city.
After the presentation, there was a followed-up Q&A session. The audience was interested in ELIOS and gave many insightful feedback about its applications for different kinds of inaccessible places.
This event was also the 2nd Edition of our new “Café des Sciences” event series - a monthly platform for Swiss Spotlight Scientists and Start-ups to present their projects and connect with the local community, which are scheduled to take place every third Thursday each month at swissnex China or our partner spaces. We would like kindly invite you to join our upcoming events.