Drone pioneers join Hartpury’s Tech Box Park


24 December 2021
Drone pioneers join Hartpury’s Tech Box Park

DRONEPREP, a drone technology business dedicated to opening up low-level airspace for responsible drone use, is the latest company to join Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park.

Hartpury’s Tech Box Park facility is dedicated to enabling the growth of innovative local businesses looking to develop new or existing products and accelerate them into the agri-tech market. The DronePrep platform has been used on agri-tech R&D projects to allow farmers to utilise low-level airspace above their land more effectively for monitoring crop growth and vegetation. 
DronePrep, which supports drone delivery projects across the UK via its technology platform and Drone Delivery Register app, connects drone pilots with landowners, allowing them to plan flights and create safe spaces in low-level airspace in which to fly.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the company partnered with Royal Mail, NHS and other biotech companies to offer the UK’s first scheduled drone flights to deliver essential PPE and Covid-19 test kits to remote communities.
DronePrep Co-Founder and CEO, Gareth Whatmore said: “The DronePrep team have been working closely with the Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre team to explore how farmers can use drones to create diversified income for farm estates. It’s been an amazing adventure thus far and we’re incredibly excited to join the Tech Box Park community to strengthen ties with Hartpury and the farming community.”

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