Drone X Challenge 2020
Krypto Labs, a global innovation hub with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking startups, is announcing Drone X Challenge (DXC); a US$1.5 Million global challenge (US$1 Million Final Prize and US$500,000 in R&D Grants) that is pushing the frontiers of R&D and innovation in drone technologies.
DXC aims at accelerating the practical deployment of drones/UAVs in key applications focusing on transportation and delivery. DXC will support innovative solutions that tackle two major challenges: payload capacity and flight endurance.
Applications deadline is 10 January 2019
DXC 2020 is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, R&Ds, university students and companies. The winner should offer an innovative, inventive, or disruptive product/service, which is agile, original, and has scalable commercial applications.
Drone X Challenge has two categories:
- Fixed Wing Drones
- Multi-Rotors Drones.
Points will be awarded based on the technical and commercial capabilities of the drones meeting or exceeding the Drone X Challenge requirements. Bonus points will be accredited to innovative commercial applications demonstrating:
- Advanced Control Systems
- State-of-the-Art Avionics
- Swift Maneuverability
- Fault Tolerance
- Autonomous Navigation
The overall challenge timeline is divided into 3 phases and a final event. During the challenge, teams will have to design, develop and demonstrate their drone systems according to the specifications of the chosen category.
- Phase I – Drone Design Proposal: teams should submit a technical proposal, detailing all the aspects of the drone design, and how the drone system can be used in an innovative commercial application.
- Phase II – Develop an MVP: teams should develop a drone based on the proposed design, capable of achieving the minimum payload and endurance requirements of the selected category, minimum viable product (MVP).
- Phase III – Demonstrate: teams should demonstrate the utilization of the developed drone in an innovative commercial application.
|October 2, 2018||
|January 10, 2019||
|February 10, 2019||
Announcement of R&D Grants’ winners for Phase I
Announcement of R&D Grants’ winners for Phase II
Final participating Teams Selection
Final Day Event
Prize and Grants
The Final Winner Will Receive
R&D Grants During Phases I and II
Teams can submit up to 2 applications to the competition, but each application should target only one of the categories.