Helping humanitarian aid organisations bridge the last mile

 

Traditional means of transport in the humanitarian aid chain are often inadequate when it comes to the last part of the route. Wings For Aid wants to bridge that ‘last mile’ by the use of an innovative unmanned cargo aircraft. The system can be used for disaster relief, but also for the scheduled delivery of medicines in remote areas. Thus, we give ‘wings’ to aid and get it to people in need.

 

 

A Public-Private Partnership

 

It’s not an easy task but worthwhile to pursue - and we have the partnerships to get this off the ground. Technologically, we have ESA incubates AvioniCS and Selfly on board. VanBerlo takes care of industrial design. i+solutions knows about the troubled last mile in medicine distribution. To check-and-balance, we work with the technical universities of Delft, Eindhoven and Twente and practitioners from the Red Cross movement alike.

 

 

Supported by

 

We discuss application scenarios with humanitarian aid organisations, and UAV specialists of the Dutch Ministry of Defence bring experience on what the technology has to be capable of in stressful situations. Price Waterhouse Coopers acts as advisor and helps us to shape this venture as a social enterprise.

 

Contact

 

For more information, please contact us via info@wingsforaid.org

 

 

About us

Prof. Timo Meynhardt, chairman of the jury of the German iF Award on Wings For Aid: "Real progress in putting humanitarian programs into practice!"

Brief report on Wings For Aid activities at design agency VanBerlo in Eindhoven, by Omroep Brabant (in Dutch)

Price Waterhouse Coopers made a portrait of founder Barry Koperberg and the AvioniCS team at airport Valkenburg

News Article in ‘Het Financiële Dagblad’ following the voting in Parliament on the Wings For Aid amendment (in Dutch).

Coalition for start-up and prototype development

Project lead

Administration

& road mapping

Technical lead &

integration activities

Supply chain optimisation

Autonomous flight system

Radar system

Sense & avoid

Aerospace engineering

Cargo box and robotics

Cargo UAV's

Smart materialisation

Organisation

Project Advisory and support

PwC | Price Waterhouse Coopers

 

HiiL | innovating justice

 

Ministry of Defence, NL

 

Fox-IT

 

TIAS school for business and society

 

UN Refugee Housing Unit

 

Airborne

 

TPRC | ThermoPlastic Composites Research Centre

Copyright 2016 stichting Wings For Aid foundation

Commercial registration number: NL64680059

RSIN: 855776122

General Manager: Barry Koperberg

Communications officer: Charlotte Oude Reimer

Phone: +31 85 760 3777

E-mail: info@wingsforaid.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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