5 ways drones are saving lives and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Drones are helping prevent the spread of diseases like dengue fever and tuberculosis. Aerial seeding projects are behind efforts to restore mangrove forests and regenerate agricultural land. Drone pilots are keeping an […]

How drones can unlock greener infrastructure inspection

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Groves, Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Skydio Policy-makers confronting crumbling infrastructure and a warming climate face a double bind: many potential remedies to one crisis negatively impact the other. From initial construction to periodic inspection, infrastructure […]

How drones in cities can help distribute medical supplies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ran Laviv, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Affairs, Israel Government & Daniella Partem, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Israel & Jayant Narayan, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Israel has scaled its drone operations in 1 year, with […]

This is what European business leaders think about the future of autonomous machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness & Christian Poensgen, Founder & Director, European Center for Digital Competitiveness A new report surveyed leaders from business and politics about the state of […]

Drones, disinfectant, distancing – Europe’s beaches open up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content There have been more than 4.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide. Some European countries are preparing to reopen beaches, seaside cafes and restaurants. Most beach resorts have imposed strict social distancing rules. […]

Medicines from the sky: how drones can save lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Craig Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, Merck Sharp & Dohme From COVID-19 to cholera, health crises expose unequal access to care. With the right regulations and technology in place, drones could be used to deliver […]

This tech company is aiming to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content UK company Dendra plans to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using AI and drones. The drones can plant 120 seedpods per minute. The WWF estimates we’re losing 27 football fields […]

Drones are saving lives in Tanzania’s remote communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The largest inland island in Africa sits just a few kilometres from mainland Tanzania and is the centre of a life-changing programme using drones to deliver vital medical aid. Ukerewe measures 530 […]

Africa is helping the drone industry get off the ground. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance A recent critical report into the civilian use of drones in the US came to the damning conclusion that restrictions were so stringent they were actually stifling the commercial development of […]

How drones can manage the food supply chain and tell you if what you eat is sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael de Lagarde, Chief Executive Officer, Delair-Tech Drones are more than just cool-looking flying objects. Their real value lies in their ability to quickly and efficiently gather and analyze information on assets, geography, infrastructure, environmental trends and other […]

Can technology save life on Earth?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity Biological diversity is the “infrastructure” that supports life on our planet: the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink are only possible as long […]

Why we are using these custom-built drones to collect whale snot

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanessa Pirotta, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University Have you ever been whale watching, or seen a whale coming up to breathe? If so, you will have seen a spray rising from the surface as it […]