Zipline

Zipline International

Zipline is a delivery drone manufacturer that specializes in medical supplies delivery in remote locations in all weather conditions. Their drones or “Zips” as they call them are fixed wing delivery drones are currently serving 21 hospitals in Rwanda. They have a partnership with the Rwandan government to integrate their delivery system into the healthcare system and deliver life saving medical products to remote hospitals in under 30 minutes. The Zip does not require a landing site at the delivery locations as the medical product is dropped by parachute into a designated landing zone, a target area of five meters in diameter, and then it returns back to the distribution depot.

Product description

Zipline is a delivery drone manufacturer that specializes in medical supplies delivery in remote locations in all weather conditions. Their drones or “Zips” as they call them are fixed wing delivery drones are currently serving 21 hospitals in Rwanda. They have a partnership with the Rwandan government to integrate their delivery system into the healthcare system and deliver life saving medical products to remote hospitals in under 30 minutes. The Zip does not require a landing site at the delivery locations as the medical product is dropped by parachute into a designated landing zone, a target area of five meters in diameter, and then it returns back to the distribution depot.

Target region(s)

Rwanda is the only active country, but Zipline is looking to add additional country markets at the end of the year, targeting Indonesia, Vietnam, and the USA.

Distributors/implementing organizations
  • Zipline, GAVI, UPS, and the Rwandan Ministry of Health
Market suggested retail price

“Service model on a per flight basis with a minimum number of flights agreed upon. Drones are not for sale.”1

Competitive landscape
SDG targeted

While goal #3 Good Health is the most applicable, goals #9 Infrastructure and #10 Reduced Inequalities would also apply

Target user(s)

Governments, NGOs, and Health care providers supporting remote communities

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