Millions invested in Maritime Drones
The up-and-coming drone company UPTEKO has partnered with DIS. The plan is to develop drone systems for ships.
Imagine a drone flying around filming a large ferry while it is docking. On the bridge, the captain watches a screen to see if there are potential hazards in the water.
Or imagine a man falling overboard from a ship out at sea. Quickly, a drone takes off from the deck and sends photos back to the bridge so the man can be spotted and rescued.
These are just two of the many scenarios the drone company UPTEKO works with, when they produce autonomous drones for the maritime industry.
And now DIS has chosen to invest millions in the company.
- It is a huge step for UPTEKO. A cooperation with DIS gives us access to resources that will allow us to optimize our drone solutions, says CEO and co-founder of UPTEKO, Mads Jørgensen.
Specifically, UPTEKO and DIS will develop a charging station placed on the deck of ships. The intention is that drones – just like robotic lawn movers – will be docked at the charging station and be ready for the next flight.
- We see great opportunities in a company like UPTEKO. There is no doubt that there is great potential in maritime drones, so it was an easy decision for us to invest, says Michael Gadeberg, director and partner in DIS.
UPTEKO was founded by Mads Jørgensen, Sebastian Duus and Benjamin Mejnertz in 2018. The company has offices in Copenhagen and Skanderborg.
- We look forward to getting started with the development of the charging station. And we expect to have a prototype ready by January next year, concludes Mads Jørgensen.
For further information, please contact:
Mads Jørgensen, UPTEKO, 26 18 87 85
Michael Gadeberg, DIS, 87 38 74 50
The team behind UPTEKO.
From the left: Benjamin Mejnertz, Mads Jørgensen and Sebastian Duus.
Photo: Søren Broust