Drones Can Deliver Tangible Business Outcomes

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Drones and unmanned aerial systems have largely serviced the defence sector in recent years. However, a recent report suggests this is changing now.

During the following decade, the commercial sector will dominate the drone industry. Experts estimate civil purchases in this global industry could reach $139 billion over the next decade.

Strong ROI Track Record

Drones have already proven themselves as a viable option for positive business change. They’re used in data collection, mapping, surveys, real estate photography, forestry and wildlife inspections, and climate change monitoring.

However, this is just the top of the iceberg. These unmanned systems offer almost unlimited potential and with the help of cutting-edge innovators, they can offer a definite business edge.

Decarbonize Operations

A recent study found that drone-based delivery reduces carbon emissions by 96-98%. That’s far better than switching the company fleet to electric vehicles and less expensive too. Nonetheless, business may struggle to find a drone delivery system that meets their needs.

Luckily, startup, emerging scale up and mature growth-stage companies may have already developed solutions. Consequently, drones could play an important role in achieving net zero goals.

Reduce Oil Leaks & Fugitive Emissions

Even though we are moving towards green energy, oil and gas still plays a major role in the world. However, government agencies are cracking down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Consequently, it is imperative the fossil fuel industry does more to monitor, inspect, and maintain their facilities. Fortunately, drones can help organizations reduce their carbon footprint by detecting oil leaks and emissions sooner.

Better Manage Agricultural Resources

The pandemic, fires, droughts, and worker shortages have all interrupted food supply chains. However, the food industry will face even more pressures as the world population grows.

Consequently, it is more important than ever that the agricultural industry makes the most out of its resources. Fortunately, drones can collect farm data for analysis, identify land management issues, and reduce human error.

Expand Access into Remote Regions

Drones can help business reach into areas that were once impossible or impractical to serve. This can potentially open up new markets without expending a great deal of capital.

Reduce Accidents & Deaths

Drones can play a leading role in reducing company medical costs and keeping employees safe. Inspectors can remain out of harm’s way, while drones do the dangerous work.

Since drones can also reduce the number of business vehicles on the road, they can also drastically lower the number of traffic accidents and deaths.

Inspect & Monitor Infrastructure

Drones can do aerial inspections of power lines and underwater inspections of bridges. Additionally, innovators can create a digital twin of inspected infrastructures to track damage and change over time.

Increase Global Competitiveness

Companies that embrace drone technology create a capability edge and become industry leaders. As a result, they can often scale operations much quicker.

Additionally, those willing to adopt leading-edge technologies attract top-notch talent and investment opportunities.

Drones Can Produce Positive Business Outcomes

Whether your business already uses drones or you’re planning to apply them, the first step is to better understand available emerging technologies and how they can serve your company.

Fortunately, EarlyBirds can help you determine which drone technologies will create a capability edge. By identifying a specific strategy, it is much easier to operationalize requirements to attain your business objectives.

Our expertise, Subject Matter Experts, and expansive marketplace of new and disruptive technologies can help your organisation create tangible business outcomes.

We also offer unique programs for ad hoc or supplementary needs, as well as ongoing transformational support.

EarlyBirds Innovation Ecosystem

The EarlyBirds Innovation Ecosystem is a Business-to-Business portal connecting Innovators, Early Adopters, and Subject Matter Experts. Early Adopters are leaders or influencers in an organisation eager to identify new and disruptive technologies. They want to seize opportunities, solve business challenges, or create new products and services.

The Ecosystem has a data pool of over 4 million global innovations that may already address your organization’s challenges. Alternatively, organizations can list their challenges and request solutions from innovators.

EarlyBirds Explorer Program

The Explorer Program is tailored towards those who need innovation as a service to supplement existing innovation programs, or to conduct innovation projects when required.

EarlyBirds Challenger Program

The Challenger Program focuses on a single organizational or technical challenge. It looks for the most relevant innovators that meet your organizational, technical, and risk requirements.

The program is run by an EarlyBirds Subject Matter Expert who identifies your key issues. The SME then searches the data pool to identify and curate options for further evaluation. The most suitable option is chosen and the SME drafts a roadmap of next steps, POC, trial, or implementation.


EarlyBirds helps organisations plot a path towards innovation. Let us direct you towards appropriate innovative solutions and the expertise you need to use drones effectively.

We’ve helped the Public Sector, Retail, the Food Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Manufacturing, Finance & Insurance, Energy, Education, Cybersecurity, and more.

If you’re interested in achieving positive business outcomes using drones, please register at https://earlybirds.io/, or contact us to discuss your needs.