Drone Federation of India and Micelio Mobility partner to strengthen India’s drone sector

Drone Federation of India and Micelio Mobility partner to strengthen India’s drone sector.

New Delhi: Drone Federation of India (DFI) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Micelio, an enabler of a sustainable mobility ecosystem. This strategic partnership aims to promote indigenous manufacturing and support drone startups/companies by providing them with hardware and software tools that are much required for product development.

Micelio will bring its experience of deploying such shared infrastructure for the Electric Vehicle sector to DFI’s drone community. This collaboration would support companies working right from the component & sub-system level, to complete integrated solutions and further facilitate drone start-ups in adopting smarter tools, working with prototypes, and building complex products from the ground up in India. This shall help Indian drone companies reduce their dependence on imports & become self-sufficient in terms of components.

While acknowledging this new collaboration, Mr. Shreyas Shibulal, Founder and Director, Micelio said, “We foresee tremendous growth and market shifts pertaining to sustainable, smart, and innovative mobility solutions in India. Given the continued support of the Govt for the drone industry, this partnership will help in achieving the goal of ‘Make in India’, i.e., transforming companies and start-ups into competitive, sustainable and value-added businesses that can compete on a global level.”

“With the liberalisation of drone rules and launch of the Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for the drone sector, India is on a path to become one of the largest markets for drones. Collaborations like these shall provide Indian drone companies with the infrastructure support required for designing, and prototyping of drones and components, thus enabling Intellectual Property creation and Indigenous manufacturing within the country.“ said Smit Shah, Director, Drone Federation of India.