GLOBHE in collaboration with IBM will be testing drones for connectivity, data transfer and early warning systems, as part of the UNICEF drone project in Malawi and at the Urban ICT Arena in Stockholm.
Drones have the potential to act as Wi-Fi hot spots and help spread network coverage to improve communication and data transfer in areas where power lines or cellular towers may not be working properly. GLOBHE and IBM will connect drones to the IBM Bluemix Platform, including Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine. Together GLOBHE and IBM will teach Watson how to recognise flooding and drought from near-real-time drone images to serve as early warning systems.
As previously announced, GLOBHE will also be collaborating with HemoCue in Malawi, to speed up diagnostic services to last mile areas by using drones for medical cargo delivery including point of care testing devices and supplies. GLOBHE will be using drones from four of our drone partners; DJI, Ucandrone, Skarl and ALTI.
We’re kicking off our first activity with IBM in our newly established Urban Drone Lab @ the Urban ICT Arena in Stockholm. The event is taking place on June 12th @ 12 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information & to sign up!
We are proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Helena Samsioe, won the Dagens Industri Female Founders pitch “Female Tech Founder of the Year” yesterday in Stockholm. Read more here and here!
Today Voister features GLOBHE and our upcoming work in the UNICEF humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi as well as the launch of our Urban Drone Lab in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more here! (contact us for english version)
Helena Samsioe, Founder and CEO of GLOBHE, has been selected as one of four women to compete for the title “Tech Female Founder” of the year and a marketing budget of 1 million sek in Dagens Industri. The event takes place in Stockholm May 23. Read more here!
Israel Bimpe, Country Manager for GLOBHE in Rwanda, has been selected as one of the few members of the Global Shapers Community featured in Forbes Africa during The World Economic Forum on Africa earlier this month for his work on drones tech in health and humanitarian services.
GLOBHE is honoured to have been selected to fly in the UNICEF humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi. The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the first globally with a focus on humanitarian and development use.
GLOBHE launches Urban Drone Lab at the Urban ICT Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The lab serves as a testbed and co-creation arena where positive use cases of drones will be developed, tested and showcased. Read more here!
Our CEO and Founder, Helena Samsioe, is featured in Swedish Business Magazine Veckans Affärer. Helena talks about social entrepreneurship, the potentials of drones for cargo delivery and mapping, and the GLOBHE mission of showing companies and organizations how to use drones to optimize their operations and improve global health at the same time.
Read more here: GLOBHE in Veckans Affärer
GLOBHE is in Malawi to map how drones could improve health services. GLOBHE is also meeting with actors responsible for the implementation of the humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi scheduled to open in April for testing of drones to improve imaging, connectivity and medical cargo transportation.