Sky-Futures, the world’s leading provider of drone-based software, training and services to global industrial markets, has been selected as one of 24 companies to join London Mayor’s International Business Programme’s latest mission; the Market Visit to Europe.
Over its last 70 operations, Sky-Futures has successfully saved over 10 years* of people working at height in industrial inspection through the smart use of drone-based technology. James Harrison, CEO of Sky-Futures, will join the mission on Madrid leg, which is focused on Smart Infrastructure, IoT Companies and Smart Cities.
James Harrison said: “Sky-Futures is trusted by the largest companies in the world; we enable them to utilize drones to manage their physical assets and process inspection data through our analytics and cloud-based software. We are excited to have been selected for the Mayor of London’s Market Visit to Madrid as a high-growth B2B company.”
Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “I am delighted that Sky-Futures is joining me in Madrid as we showcase some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses London has to offer. The Mayor and I look forward to working with Sky-Futures, to build new relationships, attract investment and show the entire continent that London is Open and the best city in the world to do business with.”
Sky-Futures was one of 24 companies selected to join London Mayor Sadiq Khan on a trade mission to the United States in September 2016. The initiative was designed to help high-growth B2B tech companies identify partnerships and to explore business opportunities in the US and this latest mission in Europe represents another step in achieving the same overall goal in Europe.
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*This figure has been calculated based on drone inspections being 4 times more efficient than rope access and using 2-person drone inspection teams rather than 4-person rope access teams.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is this week visiting Paris and Brussels to make the case that, despite Brexit, London remains open to business, investment, talent and ideas. Sadiq is visiting these key European capitals in a bid to strengthen economic, business and cultural ties between London and its European neighbours. At the same time, representatives of companies on the Mayor’s International Business Programme – which helps London based companies with growth and export opportunities – are accompanying the Mayor in Paris, while others are with Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, in Berlin and Madrid.
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Sky-Futures improves safety and reduces risk across industries through technological innovation. Since 2009, the company has established itself as the world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services to global industrial markets. Sky-Futures has leveraged this industry-leading operational expertise and experience to develop groundbreaking software, training and services that allow enterprise clients to effectively harness the power of drone-driven data collection and analysis. Sky-Futures enables enterprise to perform safe and cost effective drone inspections of a variety of vertical infrastructures, including but not limited to the following industries: Utilities; Telecoms; Oil and Gas; Renewables; and Bridges.