Wingcopter is Germany’s start-up of the year

Our congratulations today go to Wingcoper, the drone logistics start-up, for winning the 2023 Gründerszene Award 2023, the most prestigious award for German startups.

Wingcopter develops delivery drones focussed on improving medical supply chains and the logistics of urgently needed goods; and has running operations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

The start-up is also working on breaking onto the US delivery drone market.

In winning the award, Wingcopter beat competittion from fifteen other start-ups, which had made the finals through a public voting process.

“Being voted Startup of the Year by the Gründerszene readers means a lot to us,” said Tom Plümmer, Co-founder and CEO of Wingcopter.

“It recognizes the years of hard work invested by the entire Wingcopter team. Each of us is putting so much passion into revolutionising the transportation of goods over the most difficult mile through fast, efficient and environmentally friendly drone deliveries. This award gives us even more energy to keep pushing forward in the years to come.”

Founded in 2017, Wingcopter has become a leading company in the development, production, and operation (“Drone-as-a-Service”) of electric delivery drones in recent years.

Aside from working with the government in a project to improve healthcare in rural Malawi, which Wingcopter operates together with the German Germany Agency for Economic Cooperation and Development (GIZ) and UNICEF, the company recently launched the “LieferMichel” pilot project in the Odenwald region of Germany.

In this project, which recently scored the cooperation of Bundesliga club SV Darmstadt, the start-up came together with the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences to a delivery service that allows residents of two remote districts of Michelstadt to have everyday goods delivered by Wingcopter drone and cargo bike.

The research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV).

In addition to a wide range of products from the local REWE Center, LieferMichel customers can now also order fan merchandise from Bundesliga club SV Darmstadt 98 – and, as of today, regional products from the Odenwaldbox range.


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