Drone pioneers join Hartpury’s Tech Box Park

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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.

DronePrep, who support drone delivery projects across the UK via their innovative tech platform and Drone Delivery Register app, connect 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 Biotech companies to offer the UK’s first scheduled drone flights to deliver essential PPE and COVID test kits to remote communities.

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 also been used on pioneering Agritech R&D projects to allow farmers to utilise low-level airspace above their land more effectively for monitoring crop growth and vegetation.

DronePrep Co-Founder and CEO, Gareth Whatmore said: “The DronePrep team have been working closely with the Hartpury Agritech team to explore how farmers can use drones to create diversified income for farm estates. It has been an amazing adventure thus far and we are incredibly excited to join the Tech Box Park community to strengthen ties with Hartpury and the farming community”.

Catherine Briggs, Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park Manager said: “We are excited to welcome the DronePrep entrepreneurs to the Tech Box Park community and very much look forward to supporting them with the development of their pioneering drone delivery technology”