Open innovation

SOARIZON's ethos of open innovation is what drives us to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve.

We work with a range of organisations, we use open innovation to uncover market requirements, develop new capabilities and find creative ways to solve real-world problems.

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Pioneering medical drone delivery for NHS Scotland.

In May 2020, with the world in the grips of the global COVID 19 pandemic, the SOARIZON by Thales team worked in partnership with drone deliveries provider Skyports, on a ground-breaking, first of its kind, medical drone delivery trial to speed up transport of test kits.

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Mapping land cadastre parcels with drones and AI

Clear, legal and secure land ownership plays a vital role in a country's economic growth. We partnered with IMGeospatial in Shesh, Albania to develop an integrated service using drone-captured data and AI to help identify and register land cadastre parcels.  

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Using drone-captured data and intelligent AI for road traffic management

In a joint innovation with the UK Government’s Digital Catapult, alongside data processing start-up Transpix and Ground Level Up, we proved the value of data acquired by drones being applied to analyse local road networks.

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Helping Emergency Services deploy drones faster

We worked with Essex Police Drone Unit, alongside Essex Search and Rescue and SkyBound Rescuer to run a simulated rapid response operation utilising drones to locate a vulnerable missing person.

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Demonstrating powerful data processing on Mount Snowdon

To demonstrate the value of 3D data processing integration into SOARIZON, our team took a drone to the top of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to capture data in order to generate a 3D model of the Cafe at the summit.

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We're always looking for interesting new projects involving UAS which solve existing problems and have real commercial viability. If you'd like to work with us on an innovation project, proof of concept or new service, just get in touch with us below.

Karim Cosslett What are VLOS, EVLOS and BVLOS? Why do they affect drone operations?

The terms Visual Line of Sight (VLOS), Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) are used regularly by the drone industry, but what do they mean?  And why do you need to know these terms when considering a drone programme? 

Francesca Oliver What is Drone Surveying? What are the benefits?

The adoption and use of drones is becoming so widespread across a huge spectrum of industries; PwC has predicted that the drone industry could provide 628,000 jobs and a £42 billion increase to UK GDP by 2030.

Mia Bromige UX adventures in lockdown and beyond

Mia Bromige, one of SOARIZON's UX designers, shares her experiences working with SOARIZON users during lockdown, her favourite tools, and why it's important to ensure that channels of collaboration remain open.