Congratulations to our finalists!

Swoop Aero

Swoop Aero's solution will ensure the seamless collection of aerial data by combining Swoop Aero's proven technology platform with a high-resolution sensor.

Unmanned Aircraft Solutions & Woods

This solution will use smart mapping pods which can be rapidly deployed on a range of aircraft to gather fast aerial mapping data in a more sustainable way. 

Versatile Airborne Radars

This team of researchers will adapt technology used to monitor changing alpine and polar environments. Their snow radar augments satellite information to give an otherwise flat image in the vertical dimension.

 

 

The applications were reviewed by a panel of ten judges to ensure they met the Challenge criteria and requirements of Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch City Council's Michael Healy said the applicants provided three very different, high quality solutions.

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Christchurch Aerospace Challenge

The Christchurch Aerospace Challenge is looking for new innovations to develop aerial imagery technology.

The Aerospace Challenge is a collaborative initiative delivered by partners committed to building, strengthening and future-proofing the vibrant and globally successful aerospace industry in Christchurch.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for innovative novel solutions to aerial imagery capture, which must:

  • Revolutionise aerial imagery and remote sensing capture - hardware and software
  • Deliver radical improvement in delivery time, quality and resolution in aerial imagery or remote sensing technologies
  • Achieve lower process costs
  • Provide open data available to public
  • Be an environmentally sustainable solution
  • Produce a prototype able to be optimized within challenge time frame

See the Applicant Guide for more on what we're looking for.

Who should enter?

We welcome applications from anyone with an innovative solution to revolutionise aerial imagery capture. You could be a:

  • Tertiary student
  • Crown Research Institute
  • Researcher
  • Start-up
  • Post revenue start-up
  • Medium to large enterprise business
What are we offering?

In order to develop, support and enable multiple solutions which could revolutionise aerial imagery capture, we’re offering:

  • Four $10k grants to first round finalists
  • One $30k contract with the Christchurch City Council to the winning solution
  • Mentoring and support from experienced innovators throughout the Challenge
  • Connections to industry experts and investors to further promote your solution
  • Support from the Christchurch Innovation Ecosystem

 

The Aerospace Challenge is a collaborative initiative delivered by partners committed to building, strengthening and future-proofing the vibrant and globally successful Aerospace industry in Christchurch.

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