Proof of concept for Neva Aerospace

NEWS RELEASE

DATE: 15 April 2016

Neva joins Starburst Accelerator

   Neva Aerospace is working with Starburst Accelerator, the leading aerospace          accelerator, and forging powerful new collaborative partnerships within the            Starburst community.

 

Founded by Francois Chopard, whose background as an engineer and working with the Airbus consortium, Starburst is a natural fit for Neva Aerospace, a 21st century consortium company.

M. Chopard predicts that the aerospace landscape will have changed beyond recognition in as little as 10 to 15 years. That change, he says, will be driven by business already in existence as by startups. He believes the winners will emerge from between 300 and 400 startups that are already demonstrating truly global potential, according to a report on Bloomberg News.

His accelerator also provides a conduit between startups and existing world class aerospace enterprises from Boeing to BAE.

“Neva Aerospace has great technologies and their demonstrators are impressive. We are anticipating “Our ecosystem is already very active. We have identified synergies that are now being formalised.” he added.

“We are delighted to work with the Starburst Accelerator,” said Neva Aerospace Chairman Robert Vergnes.

“The Starburst Accelerator is purpose-designed to catalyse technological cooperation, co-development of products and fund raising. François Chopard and his team have a great depth of knowledge of the aerospace market: they have fully understood needs of young companies entering this exciting market and looking for industrial partnership.”

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 About Starburst:

 

STARBURST ACCELERATOR, founded in 2013, is the first startup accelerator entirely dedicated to Aerospace, Aviation and Defense in the world. Supported by AIRBUS GROUP, THALES GROUP, SAFRAN, LIEBHERR AEROSPACE, PANASONIC AVIONICS, AIRFRANCE KLM and many others, it covers today all Europe from its base in Paris and its newly opened antenna in Munich. In October 2015, Starburst Accelerator launched its Los Angeles office which is at the heart of an ecosystem gathering 8 corporate partners and over 120 American startups. STARBURST ACCELERATOR provides the startups with a set of services, enabling them to fast-track their growth: contacts with large aerospace decision makers, guidance for their first contracts, connections with investors, office space, and organization of regular thematic workshops.

NEWS RELEASE

DATE: 15 February 2016

German “Electric Jet” Pioneer Joins Neva Consortium

The Neva Aerospace consortium has announced its partnership with German ducted fan pioneer, Schübeler.

Founded in 1997 by Daniel Schübeler and now led by Daniel Schübeler and Sandro Pinent, Schübeler Composite has won worldwide recognition in the design and development of electric ducted fans (EDF). As a new consortium member, it brings to Neva additional expertise in the development of electric turbines.

Neva Aerospace has patented the core technologies driving its vision of new heavy aerial industrial robotics for the industry. Long distance heavy drones that can be used in civil airspace and maintenance and construction robotics’ applications. It has also achieved successful prototype flights to prove its concepts.

Chairman, Robert Vergnes said “Since its inception Neva is developed as a partnership consortium with other technology suppliers and potential end users alongside financial investors. In Schübeler we have found a partner with the complementary knowledge and resources that can accelerate the development and commercialisation of Neva electric turbines and drones.”

Neva is establishing a pan-European consortium for heavy drones’ technology and it has taken another step forward with the addition of this leading German business. Schübeler joins SSTI, the Space Science and Technology Institute of Lithuania, which joined the consortium in early 2015, and the Neva development team is drawn from nations across Europe and North America.

Neva’s autonomous, low-emission aerial robots are being designed to be capable of carrying 20kg to 2000kg payloads, to remain in flight for extended periods over extended distances, and to have the stability in hover mode to perform precise tasks and services. “The next stages of the Neva project involve refining fan design, power management, and flight control. Schübeler and the Neva development team will share invaluable knowledge in all of these areas. We are honoured that Daniel Schübeler joins the Neva Consortium” said Prf. David Brotherton-Ratcliffe, Chief Science Officer.

“Consortium membership will be mutually beneficial to our two organisations and we value the way Neva is looking at developing the drones business with distributed thrust and tailored B2B drones for specific industrial applications. We look forward to working together.” said Daniel Schübeler, CTO of Schübeler Composite.

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About Neva Aerospace:

Following five years’ intensive development project work by a talented international team of engineers and designers, Neva Aerospace Limited has been established to develop and commercialise unique unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions based on a set of core, internationally patent-protected technologies.

Neva benefits from a clear technical lead in the development of the next generation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vehicles (UAV). Working in collaboration with potential enterprise customers across key industries and with complementary technology providers, Neva is poised to introduce world-class technology across global markets.

Founded in 2009 as a project, Neva Aerospace Ltd. will offer turnkey solutions based on autonomous, low-emission aerial robotic platforms capable of carrying 10 to 2,000 kilogram payloads. Our systems are designed to perform precise tasks and services. Capable of both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as horizontal flight, they have the precision needed for industrial robotic work and/or congested urban environments. Neva is building as a consortium company via partnership with key B2B clients (e.g. oil & gas, construction, agribusiness, etc.), technology suppliers (e.g. designers and manufacturers of turbines, controls, anti-collision systems, etc.) as well as financial investors. 

About Schübeler Composite:

Today Schübeler Composite, created in 1997 for the development and production of jet propulsion systems, is not only one of the world’s leader for electric ducted fan (EDF) technology but also has extended its portfolio with versatile industrial fields of application. The latter refers to competences in design and construction of fibre reinforced structural components, ventilator and compressor development, electronically commutated motor design as well as airframe and propeller development. The turbomachines offer a wide range of application possibilities for example in wind tunnels, for cooling purposes, as blowers and not to forget in model airplanes. Schübeler Composite produces race and championship winning technology for WEC LMP1, F1, DTM, Nascar and many other racing series.

The new company building has more than 600 m2 area for development, validation, product design and manufacturing. It has extended its former core business with a department specialised in CFD-Software for turbomachinery, structured multilevel grid, full boundary layer resolution and optimization by considering 3D flow effects as well as FEA and Magnet Flux simulation.
 http://www.schuebeler-composite.com

NEWS RELEASE

DATE: 1 October 2015

Neva Aerospace moves to next funding stage following government-backed support through the Business Growth Service

 

Having successfully raised seed bridge funding, Neva Aerospaceis approaching its first market placement with the help of GrowthAccelerator  the government-backed service that is now a part of the Business Growth Service.

GrowthAccelerator is available for small and medium companies based in England that have been identified as having genuine potential for rapid and sustainable growth. As a partnership between government and a private sector consortium led by Grant Thornton, GrowthAccelerator places proven business experts with companies, helping them to identify their barriers to growth and ways to overcome them. This will cover issues such as securing finance, commercialising innovation or developing leadership and management capability.

As well as coaching, GrowthAccelerator provides comprehensive support by introducing clients to trusted providers of business advice such as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), and professional advisers as well as relevant networks such as Angel Investors.

Neva chairman Robert Vergnes said: “We are pleased that our core offer and business model have won the confidence of the Business Growth Service, and are already reaping the benefits of our experts experience.

“We are ready to make the quantum leap from research to commercial development. We look forward to welcoming new investors, and are excited meet them and get to know them.”

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About Neva Aerospace:

Following five years’ intensive development project work by a talented international team of engineers and designers, Neva Aerospace Limited has been established to develop and commercialise unique unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions based on a set of core, internationally patent-protected technologies.

Neva benefits from a clear technical lead in the development of the next generation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vehicles (UAV). Working in collaboration with potential enterprise customers across key industries and with complementary technology providers, Neva is poised to introduce world-class technology across global markets.

Founded in 2009 as a project, Neva Aerospace Ltd. will offer turnkey solutions based on autonomous, low-emission aerial robotic platforms capable of carrying 10 to 2,000 kilogram payloads. Our systems are designed to perform precise tasks and services. Capable of both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as horizontal flight, they have the precision needed for industrial robotic work and/or congested urban environments. Neva is building as a consortium company via partnership with key B2B clients (e.g. oil & gas, construction, agribusiness, etc.), technology suppliers (e.g. designers and manufacturers of turbines, controls, anti-collision systems, etc.) as well as financial investors. 

NEWS RELEASE

DATE: 10 July 2015

Lithuanian technology institute joins Neva consortium

Neva Aerospace has welcomed Lithuania’s Space Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) as a member of its consortium. The agreement ironed at the air-show of “Le Bourget” in France, follows years of informal collaboration between two like-minded organisations: both recognise the importance of establishing a robust platform for sharing knowledge in enabling the development of the highly advanced concepts that will shape the future.  

Neva Aerospace is already active in Lithuania, where it conducts flight tests of prototype UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems).

 

The new consortium agreement sows the seeds for Neva’s vision of a pan European UAS Consortium; and other consortium members will be formally announced in the coming months.

 

SSTI  is a non-governmental organization established in 2010 by Lithuanian Space Association to foster aerospace and defence research and development. It actively promotes technology transfer to business sector, with innovation tailored to fit customers’ needs. Recent SSTI activities have included development of components of nano satellites, antiaircraft aerial targets and mini UAV’s for reconnaissance applications. Having strong ground in research and technology allows us to deliver tailored innovation to fit our customers’ needs.

 

SSTI’s specific expertise in UAVs incudes the development of aerial observation System working and development of UAVs for border monitoring applications. SSTI has received project finance from the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA).

 

Neva Aerospace co-founder and Chairman Robert Vergnes said: “It has always been our vision to build a consortium that crosses borders and technologies, and with SSTI we gain access to some of the best minds in space research. They achieved great success in testing UAVs and in building and launching nano-satellites. Among the only one in Europe.”

 

“Neva’s vision of heavy-duty, industrial UAS involves bringing together very advanced technologies from turbine design, to robotics, communications and collision avoidance, is for us the way to go for the UAVs and nano-satellites development.  We are confident that Neva’s consortium model of collaboration will unleash the synergy between us.” Said Dr. Domantas Brucas, SSTI Director.

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About Neva Aerospace:

Following five years’ intensive development project work by a talented international team of engineers and designers, Neva Aerospace Limited has been established to develop and commercialise unique unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions based on a set of core, internationally patent-protected technologies.

Neva benefits from a clear technical lead in the development of the next generation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vehicles (UAV). Working in collaboration with potential enterprise customers across key industries and with complementary technology providers, Neva is poised to introduce world-class technology across global markets.

Founded in 2009 as a project, Neva Aerospace Ltd. will offer turnkey solutions based on autonomous, low-emission aerial robotic platforms capable of carrying 10 to 2,000 kilogram payloads. Our systems are designed to perform precise tasks and services. Capable of both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as horizontal flight, they have the precision needed for industrial robotic work and/or congested urban environments. Neva is building as a consortium company via partnership with key B2B clients (e.g. oil & gas, construction, agribusiness, etc.), technology suppliers (e.g. designers and manufacturers of turbines, controls, anti-collision systems, etc.) as well as financial investors. 

 

About SSTI (KTMI):

 

http://space-lt.eu/kmti/en/collaboration/aerospace/

http://space-lt.eu/en/journey-of-the-first-lithuanian-satellites/

NEWS RELEASE

DATE: 10 April 2015

                                                                                                                                                     

Proof of concept for Neva Aerospace

UAS innovator, Neva Aerospace, has revealed that testing of its patented vertical take-off and landing concept last year was successful, and has hinted at more test flights this summer. These will go on to demonstrate the strength of another core Neva concept: yaw and pitch free transition to horizontal flight.

The successful test of the Neva Alpha prototype was carried out at the Sussex, England laboratory of co-founder and chief science officer Prof. David Brotherton-Ratcliffe. The UAV behaved as anticipated, taking off smoothly and then maintaining a stable hover.

At an impressive 42kg, several times the laden weight of camera-carrying survey quadcopter drones (approx. 5kg),  the Neva Alpha test has given a clear signal to speculative and early adopter partners that the firm will deliver on its promise of heavy-duty workhorse UAVs.

 So close to London’s Gatwick Airport, the Neva Alpha UAV was of course tethered for the test. Tests of the next prototype, which will demonstrate the soundness of the Neva’s patent on smooth transition to horizontal flight, are scheduled to take place untethered in continental Europe.

“We are refining and testing our ideas exhaustively, and expect to be ready to scale up for commercial prototyping by the end of 2015” said Prof. Brotherton-Ratcliffe. 

 

About Neva Aerospace:

Following five years’ intensive development project work by a talented international team of engineers and designers, Neva Aerospace Limited has been established to develop and commercialise unique unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions based on a set of core, internationally patent-protected technologies.

Neva benefits from a clear technical lead in the development of the next generation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and vehicles (UAV). Working in collaboration with potential enterprise customers across key industries and with complementary technology providers, Neva is poised to introduce world-class technology across global markets.

Founded in 2009 as a project, Neva Aerospace Ltd. will offer turnkey solutions based on autonomous, low-emission aerial robotic platforms capable of carrying 10 to 2,000 kilogram payloads. Our systems are designed to perform precise tasks and services. Capable of both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as horizontal flight, they have the precision needed for industrial robotic work and/or congested urban environments. Neva is building as a consortium company via partnership with key B2B clients (e.g. oil & gas, construction, agribusiness, etc.), technology suppliers (e.g. designers and manufacturers of turbines, controls, anti-collision systems, etc.) as well as financial investors.

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Neva Aerospace is a European consortium based in the United Kingdom. It partners with key clients, technology suppliers, and financial institutions to develop technologies for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), unmanned air cargo (UAC), aerial robotic platforms (ARP), and electric aviation. It owns a portfolio of patents and technologies which are among the most advanced worldwide. As of January 2016 Neva Consortium counts 5 companies with more than 100 people.

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