IV. Drone Summit and Expo
The role of indispensable technical developments was in focus at the 2022 Drone Conference
16. 11. 2022.
The Drone Summit and Expo, one of the Hungarian drone industry’s most prominent events, was held for the fourth time in Budapest this autumn, organised by HungaroControl. The host country of this year’s event was Sweden, so one of the most interesting presentations was also Swedish, showcasing SAAB’s drone radar technology. But there were also many other international presentations from Swiss, American and German experts.
Among many interesting features, this year’s event had several innovations: more international speakers, more exhibitors – mostly from the agricultural and defence sectors. But there were also UTM projects and the EASA delegation presented too, and last but not least a drone-themed idea competition specifically for students.
In addition to drone technology innovations and discussions, eNET is particularly pleased that Orsolya Révai and Gellért Bindics participated in the Drone Summit and Expo’s competition and made it to the top 8: they presented their idea of “Big Data-based e-Prescription drone medicine delivery” to the public.
Once again, we would like to congratulate on their presentation and to their excellent concept!
Orsolya and Gellert’s concept draw attention to a very current problem, namely that lonely, often vulnerable elderly people in depopulating and aging villages have difficulty getting medicine and basic food.
Their solution is based on Big Data analytics for e-Prescription, which enables the automated delivery of periodic prescriptions using drones. By connecting pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies, the government and end-users, data analytics can be used to ensure a well-planned, more robust operation for medicine delivery. Our colleagues provided a detailed analysis of the solution, followed by a presentation on the regulatory environment, available technologies and the potential of e-Prescription. In their proposal, they highlighted that drone delivery does not pose a major risk from an aviation safety perspective: areas with lower population density can be reached more efficiently, cheaper and in a more environmentally friendly way.
“I was very pleased that we were selected as one of the best tenders, especially because we were looking for a solution to a problem that affects public administration, including the development of healthcare, which is also a personal concern to most of us” − said Orsolya Révai, trainee of the consulting business unit of eNET Internet Research and Consulting Ltd.
“I reckon that this conference was a great opportunity and I was very happy to represent both eNET and my university, and I would like to participate in drone-related projects in the future” − added Gellért Bindics, who is also a consultant trainee at the consulting division of eNET Internet Research and Consulting Ltd.
The author of the article is Benjamin Holló, eNET UAS/UTM expert colleague