Going where angels fear to tread

Flyability make safe drones for inaccessible places. The Elios is the first collision-tolerant flying robot, designed for industrial inspection professionals. Allowing for the first time access to complex, cluttered or indoor places, Elios unleashes the potential of UAVs in a number of applications where their use was previously too dangerous or simply impossible. This helps avoid or mitigate environmental disasters while saving lives and keeping workers out of harm’s way.

Patrick Thevoz

"With ETF’s support we can significantly ramp up production to meet growing demand and drive expansion into new markets such as search & rescue and security, and preparing a mass market product”

Patrick Thévoz, Co-Founder and CEO, Flyability

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  • Flyability founded in 2014 as a spin out from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the EPFL in Lausanne.

  • Team flies away with $1 million from Dubai after winning “Drones for Good” international competition in February 2015.

  • Launches Elios drone at AUVSI Xponential March 2016.

  • ETF Partners backs team with €3.5 million to increase manufacturing output in June 2016.

Below the line

"I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium."
~Neil Armstrong