3DRs DronEDU, is an initiative to sponsor and support both high school and university programs around the world who are interested in either researching or using drone technology. DroneEDU provides universal discounts on products, as well as classroom support and free autopilots and even full drone systems on a per-case basis.
3D Robotics values our connections and collaborations with the academic community and educators the world over. We feel that the most exciting thing about where the UAV industry is today is that no one knows exactly where this technology can take us—the full potential of this technology is only now beginning to be understood and applied to different industries and research fields. 3DR supports academic research, projects, and field study because we know that UAVs will propel a new era in science and learning, opening up fields of study and assisting in new discoveries that would have been unrealistic or unimaginable before this technology.
We also believe that the true impact of scientific study facilitated by UAV technology is the advancement it enables in real world applications. Ultimately all of this research manifests as real tools that people outside of the sciences will use for good, such as we’ve already seen in bird and habitat protection, site survey, invasive species protection and even archaeology. The academic community will also help the world innovate and discover important new applications that we in the UAV industry could never have thought of on our own.
At the time of this posting, the application form is currently offline. Hope it comes online soon, because this seems like an amazing program.