German drone manufacturer Microdrones, has won the E.U. Drone Award for ‘Best Manufacturer’ on January 24 at the European Parliament in Brussels. Founded in 2005, Microdrones developed the world’s first commercial quadcopter.
Hosted by the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF), the E.U. Drone Awards were created to celebrate the innovative European companies that are laying the foundation for the drone industry’s success.
Out of 50 candidates from 14 countries, 9 finalists were selected in 3 categories: Best Drone Manufacturer, Best Drone-based Application, and Best Emerging Drone Company.
“We are very proud and honored to receive this award,” said Mirjam Braas, Microdrones Marketing Manager for Europe. “The entire Microdrones team is extremely dedicated and hard-working and we appreciate the recognition.”
As the manufacturer of the world’s first commercial quadcopter, Microdrones is considered an industry pioneer – and they’re still pushing the limits of the professional drone industry.
“The E.U. Drone Awards are the result of an amazing competition that celebrated the know-how of the most talented European companies,” remarked E.U. Drone Awards project manager Maelle Gomez. “We sincerely congratulate Microdrones on this victory and wish them the best for the future.”
In May 2016 Microdrones recently expanded into North America.