ILAB Accelerator 80-120 Meiers Road
Indooroopilly, Queensland 4068 Australia
Skyborne is developing a hybrid tilt-rotor drone that has unmatched hover capability and a high speed forward flight mode that allows four times the endurance of a standard quad-copter.
Skyborne will manufacture and sell these drones to prominent industrial markets for around $5k each. Skyborne’s drone concepts have been under development for seven years. A number of the guidance, navigation (sensor fusion) and control system laws have required significant specialized attention. These technologies are currently undergoing a patenting process.
The team was formed in 2014 to accelerate development on the drone project that has been ongoing for eight years. Skyborne received $20k from the Australian-based ILAB accelerator in June this year and has secured a further pre-seed round of $40k from Angel investors. We are seeking a venture capital round of $3m.
Market response to the product has been very positive. Customers from Mining, Agriculture, Surf Life Saving and Emergency services have expressed interest in purchasing our technology as soon as it is available.
Founder and CEO Dr Michael Creagh has been working in the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) field for nine years. He has produced novel guidance and control laws for space craft, spinning rockets and hypersonic gliders. Michael was the reaction control engineer for the $14m hypersonic flight experiment, SCRAMSPACE, before embarking on his entrepreneurial career.
Dr Youngmin Kim is the principal systems engineer with more than fifteen years experience, specialising in Embedded Linux and network protocol design. He was the key member of On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) Project that started in 2008.
Thomas Cran and Ryan Mitchell are talented recent engineering graduates and Adrian Dudok has a strong business and civil aviation background.
Skyborne has been featured in the most widely circulated newspaper in the state of Queensland.
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