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.
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||
Applications open for Phase I
|January 10, 2019||
Applications close for Phase I
|February 10, 2019||
Phase I Teams Selection
Applications close for Phase II
Phase II Teams Selection
Applications close for Phase III
Final participating Team 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.