The Google.org Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world’s biggest social challenges and this year GlobalMedic is a finalist. Google.org will award $5 million across 10 organizations to help bring their ideas to life. Five winning organizations will receive a $750,000 grant, and five additional finalists will receive $250,000.
GlobalMedic is one of ten finalists named in the Google Impact Challenge. They can win $750,000 to lead their RescUAV program — a program that uses drones and other UAV technology to support some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.
GlobalMedic’s RescUAV project is using innovation to provide this information. Through UAV technology, they gather better information that is used to make aid delivery more efficient, by providing:
- Search & Rescue
- Situational Awareness
- Emergency Mapping
- Aid Delivery
Examples of how GlobalMedic has already provided support regions affected by natural disasters using Aeryon sUAS technology include:
- Aeryon sUAS Assist Global Medic in Providing Aid in Regions affected by Typhoon Hagupit
- GlobalMedic, Monadrone and Aeryon Labs collaborate to deliver disaster relief in Nepal
- Aerial images and maps from Aeryon sUAS assist in Ecuador earthquake aid program