Flare Bright celebrates 5th birthday

26/11/20 | General announcements

UK Autonomous drone company Flare Bright which is based at Westcott celebrates its fifth birthday party as it awaits the outcome of a major USA competition.

Flare Bright is a competition finalist awaiting the announcement of the winner of the prestigious Los Angeles New Mobility Challenge.

The company is a competition finalist out of 120 entrants. This is a major global start-up competition focused on innovative, zero-emission solutions for the challenges of urban mobility.

Flare Bright’s solution uses its innovative autonomous SnapShot nanodrone to measure winds in urban environments, allowing a map of predicted winds to be updated in real-time and create the infrastructure for other drones to fly safely. 
This fits into the fourth edition of the LA New Mobility Challenge, which invites start-ups and early-stage companies from around the world to address a critical issue in the urban mobility landscape: Solutions for Transporting Goods in Urban Environments.

Kelvin Hamilton, CEO explains: “Our initial concept quickly evolved throughout the years into a sought-after piece of technology. We are no longer seen as the newbies in the industry. We are now looked at as competitors and that’s a great measure of success." 

Flare Bright has recently won a significant £226,000 UK Government contract, and 2 grants totalling £400,000.  The company has also recently moved to new offices at Westcott Venture Park, which is recognised by innovators worldwide as a UK Centre of Excellence for Global Technology and has created the space for Flare Bright to grow and expand. 
The LA New Mobility Challenge is a joint initiative of CoMotion, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, the NewCities Foundation, and our partners at the UK Government / British Consulate-General in Los Angeles, SparkLabs Group, HNTB and Urban Movement Labs.

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