Drone Technology

Switzerland has about 150 drone technology companies. The two technical universities (ETH and EPFL) are hotbeds for drone technology spinoffs.

Just recently the Swiss drone association was formed to represent the drone tech companies’ interests.

A focus is on niche areas and commercial drones as well as enabling drone technologies.

China’s drone companies are into both consumer drones and also commercial drones. Examples are the worldmarket leaders DJI and Yuneec for consumer drones and Ehang as a transport drone company.



"Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is investing in drones to bring online shopping to a 600m-strong rural"

from Economist.com

China drone maker DJI: Alone atop the unmanned skies
Ehang’s passenger-carrying drones look insanely impressive in first test flights