Krypto Labs Drone X Challenge (DXC) 2020 (US$1 Million Final Prize and US$500,000+ in R&D Grants)

Krypto Labs, the global business technology incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking startups, is announcing Drone X Challenge (DXC); a US$1.5+ Million global challenge (US$1 Million Final Prize and US$500,000+ in R&D Grants) that is pushing the frontiers of R&D and innovation in drone technologies.

DXC aims at accelerating the practical deployment of drones in key applications focusing on transportation and delivery. DXC will support innovative solutions that tackle two major challenges: payload capacity, and flight endurance.

Prizes
US$1.5+ Million Challenge.
R&D Grants Phase I: US$320,000*
Phase II: US$300,000*
* Divided among funded teams
Final Prize
US$1,000,000

HOW DOES IT WORK?

DXC 2020 is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, R&Ds, university students and companies. The winner should offer an innovative, inventive, or disruptive product/service, which is agile, original, and has scalable commercial applications.

Drone X Challenge has two categories:
• Fixed Wing Drones
• Multi-Rotors Drones

Points will be awarded based on the technical and commercial capabilities of the drones meeting or exceeding the Drone X Challenge requirements. Bonus points will be accredited to innovative commercial applications demonstrating:
• Advanced Control Systems
• State-of-the-Art Avionics
• Swift Maneuverability
• Scalability
• Fault Tolerance
• Autonomous Navigation

THE 3 PHASES

The overall challenge timeline is divided into 3 phases and a final event. During the challenge, teams will have to design, develop and demonstrate their drone systems according to the specifications of the chosen category.

• Phase I – Drone Design Proposal: this phase requires to provide a technical proposal.
• Phase II – Develop an MVP: this phase requires to provide a technical document demonstrating an MVP and a video demonstrating a functional drone based on the proposed design.
• Phase III – Demonstrate: this phase requires to provide a technical document detailing an MVP that achieves a minimum criteria as per subcategory and a video demonstrating the MVP capabilities.

Teams that did not apply to Phase I can apply directly to Phase II

Categories

  • Fixed-wing DronesBattery Powered
    Minimum Payload: 15 Kg
    Minimum Endurance: 45 Min
  • Hydrocarbon/Hybrid Powered
    Minimum Payload: 50 Kg
    Minimum Endurance: 360 Min
  • Multi-rotor DronesBattery Powered
    Minimum Payload: 50 Kg
    Minimum Endurance: 45 Min
  • Hydrocarbon/Hybrid Powered
    Minimum Payload: 50 Kg
    Minimum Endurance: 180 Min

THE TIMELINE

• October 2, 2018: Applications open for Phase I
• January 10, 2019 Application deadline
• May 2019: Announcement of R&D winners for Phase I and Applications open for Phase II
• November 2019: Applications deadline for Phase II
• January 2020: Announcement of winners of R&D grants for Phase II
• February 2020: Applications open for Phase III
• June 2020: Applications close for Phase III
• August 2020: Announcement of finalists
• Autumn 2020: Final day event

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For more Information : Visit the website for Krypto Labs Drone X Challenge (DXC) 2020

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