Last week I attended a symposium hosted by Telstra on the business opportunities of drones. The introduction was from Hugh Bradlow Chief Scientist @ Telstra Ventures.
He identified 3 key areas of growth
There are also business opportunities with
Petrol in the sky
Professor Darryl Vetch from the UTS in Sydney also talked about developing petrol stations in the sky. It was totally blue sky thinking. He talked about the need to remove the limitation of energy refuelling. Metro parcel delivery could be ready as soon as regulation is ready. If we can solve unlimited range issue it will transform business model, therefore the big picture idea is to create petrol stations for drones . The dock economy would allow roof space to be rented to drone companies for refuelling.
The market for drones and the use cases is huge. Beyond sales of drone, companies need to look at the whole ecosystem for business opportunities.