SkyGrid Named a Winner of the 2022 Edison Awards

SkyGrid Named a Winner of the 2022 Edison Awards

All-in-one drone application, SkyGrid Flight Control, receives honors for flight technologies innovation for second consecutive year.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 22, 2022 SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, received a 2022 Edison Award in the Aerospace and Robotics: Flight Technologies category for its SkyGrid Flight Control™ application – an end-to-end airspace management system built on AI and blockchain. This is the second year in a row SkyGrid’s solutions have been recognized on the Edison Awards list.

“As a two-time winner of the Edison Award, we are especially proud and grateful of Edison’s continued recognition of our technology,” said Amir Husain, Founder and CEO of SkyGrid. “At SkyGrid, we believe having an intelligent airspace management system is an essential component for unmanned aircraft in the global airspace. This award is a great milestone as we continue to innovate and scale the SkyGrid Flight Control application.”

SkyGrid Flight Control enables drone operators to explore airspace, and automate airspace authorization, mission planning, and flight execution in one unified solution. The application is available for free on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad users across the world.

Out of 350 nominations this year, SkyGrid Flight Control was chosen as the 2022 Bronze Edison Award winner by a panel of judges comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals. The Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services, and business leaders in the world since 1987.

“It’s amazing to see SkyGrid continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking and developing ‘game-changing’ new products and services,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director.

For more information about SkyGrid Flight Control, visit skygrid.com. To learn more about the Edison Awards, visit edisonawards.com.

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About SkyGrid

SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, is powering the next generation of autonomous aviation. As the only airspace management system built on AI and blockchain technologies, SkyGrid solves the industry’s biggest challenges integrating unmanned aircraft into complex, rapidly changing airspace. SkyGrid’s intelligent system monitors, predicts, and adapts to changes in environment conditions, aircraft performance, and regulatory dynamics to safely enable a wide variety of commercial drone operations, from package deliveries to aerial taxis. SkyGrid is also an FAA-approved LAANC service supplier, providing flight authorizations to thousands of drone operators in the US.

About Edison Awards

Over the last 34 years, being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a product can receive in the name of innovation success. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements changed the world. The Edison Awards are operated by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of recognizing, honoring, and fostering innovations and innovators, and are hosted in Fort Myers, Florida.

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SkyGrid Named 2022 Edison Awards Winner

SkyGrid Named 2022 Edison Awards Winner

Now in its 35th year, the Edison Awards, conducted by Edison Universe, celebrate excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. And we’re incredibly honored that SkyGrid was named a 2022 winner in the Aerospace and Robotics: Flight Technologies category for our SkyGrid Flight Control™ app. This is the second year in a row SkyGrid’s solutions have been recognized on the Edison Awards list.

With more than 350 nominations, the Edison Awards honor a select number of companies who, through their leadership and achievements, have distinguished themselves by making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here at SkyGrid. 

Being recognized with an Edison Award two years in a row has been one of the highest recognitions we as a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) and symbolize the persistence and excellence in innovation as personified by him. Winners represent “game-changing” products, services, excellence, and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact. 

2022 Edison Awards

The SkyGrid Flight Control application has been available on the iPad for a while now, but this year our team released the app on the iPhone and made it available to a global audience of drone operators. As the only solution built on AI and blockchain, SkyGrid Flight Control offers a smarter, more complete solution to automate every phase of flight. 

Our app makes it easy for drone operators to explore the airspace, automate flights, and get real-time insights in one integrated solution, enabling safe, secure, and efficient operations. This powerful technology enables a more efficient approach to respond to natural disasters, transport medical supplies, surveil critical infrastructure, and much more. 

Ultimately, SkyGrid Flight Control is a first step forward in our vision to become the world’s most trusted airspace management system that integrates all unmanned aircraft in our globally shared airspace. 

I’m very proud of what our team has been able to accomplish. We believe in a future where millions of autonomous aircraft of all shapes and sizes will take to the skies to move our goods, improve our agriculture, augment our security and even provide safe transportation. 

Interested in trying out this award-winning app? Download SkyGrid Flight Control for free today in the Apple App Store.