Congratulations to UAS & Woods!

UAS & Woods was selected as the winner from an impressive pool of local innovators, and was awarded a $30,000 contract with the Christchurch City Council to trial and validate their solution, which will deliver radical improvements to the way the organisation captures aerial imagery.

UAS & Woods developed innovative, smart mapping pods that can be rapidly deployed on a range of aircraft to gather fast aerial mapping data in a more sustainable way.

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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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