8 - 10 April 2025 | ADW 2025


Step into the future of air mobility with the ADW Startup Challenge! The call for entries has ended, and we thank all the participants for their innovative ideas. Congratulations to the winners!

Winners of 2024

Speeder Systems B.V.

Speeders carry cargo or smaller drones to wind farms and oil rigs. Reducing the cost 6X and emissions 100X by offshore helicopter logistics.

Scura B.V.

A self-learning and trainable swarm of hydrogen drones to automate critical tasks of large-scale industrial inspections, asset security, flood management, Dijk inspections, construction management and emergency first response. 

Skycharge GmbH

Skycharge builds and manages cross-platform charging stations for inspection, surveillance, logistics, and defense applications. Its USP enables the permanent installation and remote deployment of any drone anytime, anywhere, removing the need for humans to intervene on-site.


The showcase area will be determined by the type of innovation:
Smart Air Mobility Solutions will focus on the newest vehicles and solutions for air mobility, from delivery till air taxis.
Drone Applications will focus on the innovations and technology which can be use by drone professionals now and in the future.

  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Public Safety & Emergency Services
  • Security & Counterdrone
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Last Mile Logistics


The three winners of the challenge will not only present their innovations at the ADW showcase area, attracting attention of the global media but will also get the chance to pitch their innovations at the Air Mobility Stage during ADW, and establish valuable connections with drone and air mobility professionals from around the world. 


The ADW content board will select the showcases.
Open to full-time students or student teams, startups, and new entries, the challenge seeks those developing a product or solution leveraging drone technology to:

  • Introduce innovative approaches or redefine existing tasks.
  • Demonstrate scalability, with a preference for rapid scalability.
  • Have a market presence of no more than 3 years.

Selected companies or organizations are required to pay the ADW annual member fee of €545.00 if they are not already an ADW Partner.